Kite HD tablet runs Ubuntu and Android, boasts quad-core processor

Jan 16, 2013
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An Ubuntu-powered tablet has appeared from DaVinci Mobile, an Italian company. The Kite features high-end specs that trump a lot of tablets on the market, with an HD display and quad-core processor. For those not thrilled about running Ubuntu, the tablet also runs Android, making it a dual-boot slate that meets your needs.

Inside you'll find a quad-core 1.5GHz Exynos 4 processor from Samsung, as well as 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage space. There's a microSD slot for expanding the internal storage, although no mention of what capacity it supports. Ports include both a regular and a micro USB port, as well as HDMI-out for enjoying HD content on a larger scren.

The IPS screen is a nice 10.1-inches with an HD resolution of 1920 x 1200. As far as operating systems go, users can switch between Ubuntu 12.04 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Android is the main operating system that boots up by default when the slate is turned on. There's a VGA-resolution front camera and a 2-megapixel rear camera, with the relatively low resolutions being a tad disappointing considering the rest of the specs.

While the face of the tablet is attractive with a white bevel and single webcam on the long side, the back is a tad less visually appealing, with a large V logo stamped on a light gray back plate and two slots (for the speaker?) seemingly arbitrarily placed near the bottom right corner. Still, for €309, it has all the right specs with a decent price point to make this a tablet worth keeping an eye on.

[via Android Community]


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