Acer tweaks tablet with MeeGo move
Mobile Linux fondleslab joins Iconia ranks
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.
MeeGo, put her on the tab
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. ®