I’m not entirely sure how this will hold up in a market full of devices that are half the cost, but I’m sure it would still be a very interesting project for the hardcore enthusiast. Liquidware enables people who just don’t think that the current offerings are up to snuff to put their money where their mouth is with a DIY tablet kit.
The Liquidware Beagle Embedded Starter kit comes with everything required to build a Linux-powered touch device, and tinkerers can add Android if they wish, according to Wired.
For $400, Liquidware provides a 4.3-inch OLED touchscreen and a BeagleBoard – a Texas Instruments single board computer powered by a 1GHz processer. Tinkerers also receive a 4GB SD card to boot the included Angstrom Linux and a BeagleJuice battery module, which will run approximately six to eight hours between charges. Once assembled, the tablet computer will weigh only 8 ounces, and sport a very spartan USB port and power switch.
According the Liquidware, the DIY tablet is intended for embedded developers working on mobile applications – but how it will really benefit the developers is unknown, since they would probably want to focus more on the software portion of development.
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