For tablet computer enthusiasts who believe the Apple iPad is not a true tablet, Liquidware enables them 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, though 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 Angstrom Linux and a BeagleJuice battery module.
Once assembled, the tablet computer will weigh only 8 ounces, sport a USB port and power switch, and run approximately six to eight hours between charges.
According the Liquidware, the DIY tablet is intended for embedded developers working on mobile applications.