Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has partnered with Spanish handset maker BQ to introduce Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet, which is the first commercial Ubuntu tablet and is also the first one to offer Ubuntu convergent experience.
According to the company, this tablet can switch to an Ubuntu PC when connected with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, or when using the micro HDMI port to connect to an external monitor.
The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet sports a 10.1 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels resolution. It is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8163A processor paired with 2GB of RAM.
In the camera department, it has 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Further, it has front-facing speakers powered by Dolby Atoms and packed with 7280mAh battery.
Commenting on the announcement, Jane Silber, Canonical CEO said, "We're bringing you everything you've come to expect from your Ubuntu PC, now on the tablet with BQ, soon on smartphones. This isn't a phone interface stretched to desktop size - it's the right user experience and interaction model for the given situation. Also, in terms of applications, we have something no other OS can provide: a single, visual framework and set of tools for applications to run on any type of Ubuntu smart device."
The BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet will be available globally starting from the second quarter of 2016 through BQ's online store and is expected to be priced around 250 Euros (Rs. 18,930 approx).