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New Spark open tablet, complete with Linux & KDE pre-installed

PC World reports that KDE developer Aaron Seigo revealed over the weekend that a 7-inch Linux tablet named “Spark” will soon be available with KDE Plasma Active tablet interface as its default user interface. It will be priced at €200 or approximately £167 in real money. 😉

KDE Plasma Active UI
The KDE Plasma Active interface. Standard on the forthcoming Spark tablet

The Spark tablet’s specification will comprise a 1GHz AMLogic ARM processor, Mali-400 graphics, 512 MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, an SD card slot, a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen and Wi-Fi connectivity.

image of Spark Tablet
Spark Tablet

In addition to running Linux and free/open source software, the Spark tablet’s associated content/applications store will also offer a mix of free content such as digital books from Project Gutenberg.