Canonical Introducing Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition

Following the launch of the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition one year ago, Canonical is collaborating with BQ once again to deliver the company's first in a series of converged devices, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, while brings the full Ubuntu experience to life.

The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition features 10.1-inch 1080p multitactile display, MediaTek MT8163A Quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card (up to 64GB), 8MP shooter and 5MP front-facing camera, 7280mAh battery, Micro-HDMI port, and the latest Ubuntu OS.

The tablet comes in 8.2mm thin and weighs 470g, with Dragontrail Asahi protection, a dynamically adaptive user experience that's capable of providing both a "true tablet experience and the full Ubuntu desktop experience", as well as the ability to connect a keyboard, mouse and monitor to use it as a full PC.

According to Jane Silber, Canonical CEO '"We’re bringing you everything you’ve come to expect from your Ubuntu PC, now on the tablet with BQ, soon on smartphones. This isn’t a phone interface stretched to desktop size – it’s the right user experience and interaction model for the given situation. Also, in terms of applications, we have something no other OS can provide: a single, visual framework and set of tools for applications to run on any type of Ubuntu smart device".

The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition will be available in Europe in the second quarter of 2016 through BQ’s online store. Unfortunately, there is no word yet on pricing.