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Multi-touch tablet will run Linux, Android

Aug 25, 2010 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

The Belgian company Point Net announced a ten-inch tablet that is available now with Linux, with an Android version promised for the future. The Dune has a resistive touchscreen, 1.67GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 3G cellular modem, according to the company.

Based in La Hulpe (near Brussels), Belgium, Point Net is offering a tablet computer that's said to run either Linux or Windows 7, with an Android version "in development." Like most x86 tablets, the device is essentially a netbook without a keyboard, and with touchscreen capabilities added to its 1024 x 600 pixel display.

According to Point Net, the Dune has a 10.2-inch resistive touchscreen with multi-touch capabilities, and also incorporates a 1.3 megapixel webcam. The device runs on Intel's Atom N450, which the chipmaker says has a 1.66GHz clock speed and a 5.5-Watt TDP.

Point Net's Dune

Point Net has fitted its device with the maximum 2GB of DDR2 RAM that the N450 supports, along with a 160GB, 2.5-inch hard disk drive. The tablet also comes with three USB 2.0 ports, a card reader (SD/MMC/Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro), an Ethernet port (speeds unspecified), a VGA output, and a headphone jack, according to the company.

It's said the Dune has not only 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking, but also Bluetooth and a 3G cellular modem (WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/CDMA2000). The 2.2-pound system has a 3000mAh lithium-ion battery whose life is not specified, but which we'd expect to hold out for between three and four hours of operation.

Point Net provided no information on what versions of Linux and Android the Dune will run, but did supply the video below of the device running Windows 7.

Point.Net's dune running Windows 7

Further information

According to Point Net, the Dune is available now for prices starting at 500 Euros (approximately $632). More information may be found on the company's website, here.

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