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Kite Tablet Unveiled, Runs Android and Ubuntu

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Powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor.

Italian electronics firm DaVinci Mobile Technology has revealed the Kite tablet, a device capable of running both Android and Ubuntu.

Priced at €309, which is the equivalent to around $413, the device houses a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Elsewhere, it's powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, as well as sporting 2 GB of RAM.

Also offered by the tablet is 32 GB of storage, a microSD slot, a 2-megapixel camera situated on the device's rear and a front-facing VGA snapper. The tablet is relatively thin, measuring 0.37 inches, while its weight is 19 ounces.

In similar fashion to Asus' Transformer AiO tablet, the device supports two operating systems in the forms of Ubuntu 12.04 for ARM and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

 

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    abbadon_34 , January 16, 2013 9:11 PM
    Seems a bit pricey, I was expecting half that. It's hard enough for a big name to compete in $400+ area, regardless of hardware
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    xpeh , January 16, 2013 9:38 PM
    I'm actually quite surprised. Most of the specs are better than the Nexus 10's, except for the resolution. Plus, I think this tablet looks a lot sexier. Only about 20 bucks more than a Nexus 10 16GB.
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    bystander , January 16, 2013 9:43 PM
    abbadon_34Seems a bit pricey, I was expecting half that. It's hard enough for a big name to compete in $400+ area, regardless of hardware

    You realize they have to make a profit. The prices of most tech is set by the costs to design and produce the product. They aren't free.
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    ikyung , January 16, 2013 10:01 PM
    xpehI'm actually quite surprised. Most of the specs are better than the Nexus 10's, except for the resolution. Plus, I think this tablet looks a lot sexier. Only about 20 bucks more than a Nexus 10 16GB.

    Well, Nexus 10 uses Exynos 5. But, I agree this tablet looks a lot sexier and having a micro SD slot is definitely a plus.
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    culgor , January 16, 2013 10:42 PM
    bystanderYou realize they have to make a profit. The prices of most tech is set by the costs to design and produce the product. They aren't free.


    The price of a product is set by what the consumer will pay, regardless of manufacturing/development costs.

    If consumers won't pay $413 then the product price will be cut. Look at HP's TouchPad as a prime example of this; the TouchPad didn't sell until the price went down to a point where consumers were willing to pay for it. HP lost a lot of money in the development of that product.

    Cost does not set the price for a product, the consumer does.
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    _Cosmin_ , January 17, 2013 6:17 AM
    What ? 300 Euro for a thing that have no Bluetooth, no GPS, no NFC, no MHL, no Corning Glass?
    Or ZAK does not put all specs in his article.. misleading readers ?!
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    kartu , January 17, 2013 6:41 AM
    Wow, somebody bought Samsung's ARM CPU.

    PS
    This device is rectangular and has rounded corners and most likely multi-touch...
    OMG, yet another company steals Apple's original ideas!!!
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    bustapr , January 17, 2013 7:37 AM
    well I think that tablet, if solid built, is a good alternative to the nexus 10. 1920x1200 res screen, thin, 32gb of onboard storage, a microsd slot, and the 2 OS. I dont really know if Id use both OS but it can be interesting to doodle around with both. the nexus 10 of same price has 16gb, no sd slot, higher res, faster processor and android 4.2 Id say the price is just about right to be competitive. too bad its a relatively unknown company.

    they both jab at each other. if its solidly built Id consider it if I ever feel like getting a big tablet.
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    Anonymous , January 17, 2013 10:36 AM
    What you people forgot is that Nexus 10 32gb in europe has a price tag of 499 euros, hence I'd say this tablet is quite competitive.