Linux News Today: You Can Still Pre-Order an Ubuntu Tablet from BQ, Deliveries Start Next Week
We reported at the end of last month that Canonical’s first ever Ubuntu Tablet device, the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, is available for pre-order, and deliveries should start in the first week of April.
While the tablet is still available for pre-order, BQ postponed the deliveries of Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition to the second half of April, most probably because of some shipping issues that should be resolved until then, so the devices should arrive to users in another week or so, depending on their location.
The good news, however, is that the special launch offer consisting of the Ubuntu Tablet, a Due Case cover (€25 – available in black, blue or cherry colors) and a screen protector (€15), is still in place.
You can get them all for the measly price of €289.90 (including tax) for the Full HD version, and €249.90 (including tax) for the HD model. However, please note that, depending on your location in Europe, you might have to pay a little more than that.
The prices are in Euro (€) because BQ ships the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet only to countries from the European Union (EU), but the higher price for some of them is because the delivery company BQ is using charges them more for those deliveries.
BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet is your new Ubuntu PC
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet is your new Ubuntu PC. Yes, that’s right, with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse attached to it, the tablet transforms into a full-fledge Ubuntu computer, thanks to Ubuntu convergence.
BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition ships with the latest version of the Ubuntu mobile operating system (Ubuntu Touch) with the Unity 8 user interface, the OTA-10, which has been announced last week with numerous new features and improvements, especially for this tablet.
The Ubuntu Tablet also proves to be a very capable device, boasting a MediaTek Quad-core MT8163A 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, MicroSD slot up to 64GB, a 10.1-inch touchscreen (Full HD or HD), and an 8 MP camera with dual flash, autofocus, and Full HD (1080p) video recording.