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Unity seems VERY touch friendly: large icons, high contrast etc. Could it be possible to see it on the tablet market? Since it's very hardware friendly (last I checked, some Ubuntu distros actually require LESS hardware power than android) and open, it could provide a superior tablet at an inferior cost.

Oh and it would get the Ubuntu name OUT there!

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Some Ubuntu distros? If you want to say Xubuntu, Lubuntu and so on... well they don't use Unity. Ubuntu is the only "Ubuntu distro" that uses it. In fact the only difference is the RAM: Android needs 512 MiB and Ubuntu 384 MiB. –  Alfredo Hernández May 1 '11 at 1:43
    
Inferior cost? android is free.... –  trampster May 1 '11 at 4:10
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I wouldn't call Unity touch friendly just because of that side bar. It still has menus everywhere, and menus aren't finger friendly. –  EpsilonVector Jan 19 '12 at 6:05
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Yes, Ubuntu is slated to run well on tablets and other form factors by the spring of 2014.

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There was some speculation about the TENQ P07 tablet that is supposed to launch this year.

Via OMG! Ubuntu:

The ‘TENQ P07′ tablet aims to launch early next year an will sport Ubuntu 10.10 atop an 1.6Ghz Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD, the manufacturers told Gizchina.

Rounding that out is a 10.1 inch capacitive (presumably multi-touch) screen, webcam, Bluetooth, WIFI, HDMI out and a MicroSD reader.

In a quick interview with GizChina the developers behind the Tenq mentioned some further exciting additions that users can expect:

"We're just working the kinks out of the software now, mostly just brushing up the touch interface and also working on the best possible on screen keyboard display."

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The Italian manufacturer Ekoore produces already two Ubuntu-powered tablets: the Perl and the Python.

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