Cordia-Open-Tablet-MeeGo-MeeGoExperts-Community

… is an effort to bring a practical, openly hackable, Open Source tablet device to Maemo & MeeGo communities.

 

Cordia Tab is currently available for developers interested in helping the development.

Cordia is not a company Project or idea that I am familiar with but the general idea from their site is:

We need to place a bulk order at the factory manufacturing the tablets, to get a reasonable price. (Estimated ~ 300 USD)
But as there is no “big money” behind us, we need to gather the money from you up front, to be able to place the order.

The idea is to get 250 “brave souls” that decide to jump the first batch and order it.

As I am still settling details with the factory, I’m not yet collecting preorders.
Instead you may request to be notified as soon the preorders are open.
Please use the form below to request to be notified when I start collecting preorders.

You may also use this form to ask generic questions.

So we end up with a 7″ Tablet that runs MeeGo, costs about $300 and is a community effort.

Cordia-Open-Tablet-MeeGo-MeeGoExperts-Community-Hardware
 
Specifications:

CPU Freescale i.MX515, ARM Cortex-A8
CPU Speed 800MHZ
Memory DDR2 SRAM 512M Bytes
Storage NAND Flash memory (8G); External SD Slot
Display 7” TFT XGA (1024×600) w/backlight, Multi-touch capacitive screen
Bluetooth BT 2.1+EDR
3G Module WWAN PCIe mini module (WCDMA/HSPA, CDMA EVDO, TD-SCDMA)
WIFI Wireless LAN 802.11b/g
Camera 2M pixels, front-facing
GPS GPS/AGPS
Sensors Ambient Light Sensor; 3 axis, 4 direction Accelerometer
Sockets SD slot (SDIO), USIM card slot, mini USB, HDMI, Camera, earphone, DC
USB Port Mini USB, High-speed USB OTG, HOST
Controls Power On/Off, Home, Menu/Back or Volume +/-
HDMI Support HDMI 720P
Sound Mono Speaker
3.5mm (stereo) headset jack; microphone
FM FM receiver
Battery 3300 MAh
Battery life 4-6HRS
Dimesions 192*116*14mm
Weight 450g
Accessories 1 Charger (Power cord) 1 pc USB cord 1 set of Earphones 1pc User manual

 
Please follow this thread for discussions. They do also have an IRC channel, #Cordia, but it its by invitation only at this point (?).

What do you think, Good idea?