Shogo Linux Tablet, a Potential iPad Killer

Posted by jun auza On 5/29/2010
Shogo Linux Tablet, a Potential iPad Killer: There is a new tablet PC in town that runs Linux, and its name is Shogo. Made by realease, a Hong Kong-based platform provider, this device features a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen and will be available in two models: one has a Freescale i.MX37 (ARM 11) processor; the other model is loaded with a Freescale i.MX51 (ARM Cortex A8) processor.

The Shogo tablet has tons of cool and useful features making it a potential iPad killer. On the hardware side, it has 1 external USB, 2 internal USB, motion sensor, Ethernet connector, microphone and headphone ports, front-facing web camera (2-Megapixel), ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and more. On the software side, the device is running Linux but we don't have further details about it. It could be Android, or could be a heavily customized Linux distro. However, it's certain that it will rely on HTML5-based applications, it will have Flash support, and it will feature Android-compatible development platform.

Since the Shogo is 100% open, developers can easily tweak its interface and functionality to suit users' needs. Obviously, the device is not marketed for a particular purpose because it's highly flexible and can be whatever you want it to be.

Shogo Tablet Technical Specifications:

* LCD 10.1“ resolution 1024×600
* Multi-Touch Capacitive panel (with coverglass)
* 4GB internal Storage NAND-Flash (1GB to 8GB)
* Ethernet 10/100
* WiFi (Atheros) b/g
* Bluetooth 2.1
* SDHC card reader
* Battery internal (8 hours+)
* 3G (with internal USB dongle optional)
* Zigbee (with internal USB dongle optional)
* Camera (2 Megapixel)
* 2 x speakers 2 W
* 5 buttons (on/off, + / – , home , menu)
* Foldable foot
* VESA mounting
* Kensington lock
* Size : 268 x 168 x 16 mm Weight : 800 gr.

Check out this video of the Shogo in action:

Cool, isn't it? For those of you who are interested, the Shogo will be available for consumers later this year and the unit price is at $500 USD.

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