Mj Technologies are Prepping to Launch Alternatives to the Recently Announced Bq Aquaris Tablet via Indiegogo

Canonical’s BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition might end up not being the only Ubuntu oriented device available to the masses if a recently kicked off crowdfunding campaign turns out to be a success.

The startup company called MJ Technology was looking to stir competition when it announced in the beginning of the year that is planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign, which if successful, will turn out to be the most powerful Ubuntu-powered tablet as the device will have an Intel Atom Cherry Trail CPU.
Despite starting later than first expected, the campaign has gone online on Indiegogo with the project owners hoping to reach the $200,000 mark and began shipping the devices around the first week of August.
The tablets which will come in four variations with only one of them sporting an 8.9-inch display while the rest will house 10-inch screens.

Ubuntu Tablets

Each of the flavours of the tablet will feature support for keyboard, 1920x 1200 pixel IPS display, and an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor.
Unlike the BQ Aquaris M10, these slates are going to support the full Ubuntu desktop OS making keyboards and mice unnecessary  as well as “Convergence” if you looking to run desktop apps.
Here is a rundown of the of the devices are their varying specs.

Ubuntu Tablets
Mini Tanto

  • 10.1-inch display
    Intel Atom z5-Z8300 processor
    2GB RAM
    64GB eMMC storage
    8,500 mAh battery
    8MP rear and 5MP front cameras
    dual-band 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
    2 full-sized USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card slot, mini HDMI port, micro USB port and USB Type-C port
    Internal mini PCIe slot
    Stereo speakers

Tanto

  • 10.1-inch display
    Intel Atom x7-Z8750 processor
    2GB RAM
    64GB eMMC storage
    8,500 mAh battery
    8MP rear and 5MP front cameras
    dual-band 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
    2 full-sized USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card slot, mini HDMI port, micro USB port and USB Type-C port
    Internal mini PCIe slot
    Stereo speakers

Katana

  • 10.1-inch display
    8,500 mAh battery
    Intel Atom z7-Z8750 processor
    4GB RAM
    128GB eMMC or 256GB SSD storage options
    13MP rear and 8MP front camera
    dual-band 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
    2 full-sized USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card slot, mini HDMI port, micro USB port and USB Type-C port
    Internal mini PCIe slot
    Stereo speakers

Wakizashi

  • 8.9-inch display
    Intel Atom z7-Z8750 processor
    4GB RAM
    128GB eMMC or 256GB SSD storage options
    7,500 mAh battery
    13MP rear and 8MP front camera
    dual-band 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
    2 full-sized USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card slot, mini HDMI port, micro USB port and USB Type-C port
    Internal mini PCIe slot
    Stereo speakers

Ubuntu Tablets

 

It should be noted that despite being launched with Ubuntu 16.04, the tablets can support other x86 based operating systems including Windows 10. The devices have a starting price of $230 to $500 depending on the hardware capabilities.

You can head over to their Youtube Channel to find out more on the prototypes.

 

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Lamin Kanteh
Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.
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