A new Linux tablet known as Spark has surfaced and has some details and its launch date unveiled. The Spark Linux tablet will retail for $265 and it’ll be packed with a 1 GHz AMLogic ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, a 512MB RAM, and a Mali 400 graphics which powers its 7-inch capacitive multi-touch display that offers a resolution of 800×480 pixels.
The tablet will also come with a small internal storage of 4GB only but you have a choice to expand it via microSD card slot. It’ll also have a 1.3MP front-facing camera and support WiFi connectivity.
The Spark tablet will run Mer, a community-version of MeeGo Linux offering KDE Plasma Active software environment. Its intention is to make this tablet as open as possible with all the software open source. If neither iOS nor Android is your choice, and you prefer Linux, then this should suit you.
It’ll start shipping in Europe and be followed by global launches. The price tag of $265 sounds too deep while considering you’d get Android 4.0 ICS tablets that’re lower than the $200 price point.