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Acer has revealed the first product in its forthcoming M Series - a 10in tablet that runs on MeeGo, the mobile-centric version of Linux.

The Iconia M500 - unveiled by Acer's Asst VP David Lee at Computex this week - is a doppleganger of Acer's android alternative, the A500, sharing similar dimensions and an identical screen resolution of 1280 x 800, Engadget reports.

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Powered by an Atom processor, the M500 runs on MeeGo, customised with an Acer skin. Described as a "snackable UI", the impetus here is on easy access to apps that matter.

Demonstrated at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, MeeGo has had quite a ride, with co-developers Nokia opting against the platform in favour of Win Pho 7. Backing remains strong, though, with the Linux Foundation dubbing MeeGo an 'unstoppable force'.

There's no definitive words on pricing or availability yet, all we know is that the Acer Iconia M500 should hit shelves later this year. ®

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