KDE Tablet VivaldiAaron Seigo, the main developer of KDE-shell Plasma, announced the delivery of the first copies of the KDE tablet Vivaldi for testing.

It turns out that on the same day as Canonical announcing Edge smart-phone, the first KDE Vivaldi tablets happened to be shipping. Currently, certification unit in EC / FCC has not yet passed, so the test samples are distributed in a narrow range of developers. Nevertheless, it is reassuring to know that the project is in a year of stagnation (originally, in the market has been scheduled for May 2012), off the ground.

Initially, the tablet from the KDE project planned to release on the basis of OEM-ready models from one of the Chinese manufacturers. Said device has a sufficiently mediocre performance and have difficulty organizational plan, so in the end it was decided using a different filling the hardware-based dual-core SoC and the screen of higher quality. The software is based on the user’s environment KDE Plasma Active and system components from the project Mer (a fork of MeeGo). Continue reading