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Demand For KDE Tablet ‘Phenomenal’

Pre-order registration for the KDE Plasma Active tablet ‘Spark’ has been closed due to ‘phenomenal’ demand.

“It has been so successful that we’ve reached our initial production capacity and have closed the pre-order program for now,” writes Spark project lead Aaron Seigo on his blog.

The 7″ ARM Cortex A9 device ships with a capacitive multi-touch screen, 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. An SD card slot, various USB ports and a mini-HDMI out offer expandability. It is expect to retail for �200.

“When purchasing goes live, we will be sending out emails in batches to those who pre-ordered in the order that pre-orders were placed. So those who got in earlier will have the opportunity to get theirs first.”

European registrants are expected to be able to place pre-orders in March. A logistics reshuffle to better benefit American customers will see orders from the Americas start two weeks later.

Further details on the roll-out plan (assuming you were lucky enough to register) can be found on the Spark blog @ aseigo.blogspot.com