Tizen tablet now available in Japan as developer kit device

Systena has unveiled the Tizen build kit tablet, which becomes the first Tizen based tablet to be available in the market, however, specifically aimed at developers in Japan. The development kit is meant to help developers create tablet optimised apps in time for the upcoming launch of Tizen tablets.
The Tizen tablet comes with a 10-inch WUXGA (1920x1200) display. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor (unspecified chipset) along with 2GB of RAM. The tablet comes with 32GB inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded with microSD card. It runs on Tizen's latest OS iteration, the Tizen 2.1. The tablet sports a 2-megapixel rear camera and also houses a VGA front-facing camera. It will come with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options, and be available in two colour variants, Red and White.

As of now, not many details have been shared about the availability and pricing of the Tizen tablet. In addition, Sammobile reports that Samsung can unveil its Tizen-based smartphone on October 26.

Previously, a pre-release version of Tizen 3.0 was leaked running on the Samsung Galaxy S4, giving us a first look at the alleged user-interface of the OS.

The leaked Tizen OS images revealed the lockscreen, which looked quite similar to Samsung's Touch UI. The images leaked also gave a glimpse of UI which looked a bit familiar to Windows Phone UI. The notifications appeared on the lockscreen along with some app controls. Other UI features revealed by the leaked image included a dial-pad interface which was similar to that of Android and the Music player which looked quiet colourful. The Tizen 3.0 mobile operating system has been expected to bring new features such as a secure app development environment and framework for social services and context, claims the site.

Tizen build kit tablet key specifications

10-inch WUXGA (1920x1200) display
1.4GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor (unspecified chipset)
32GB inbuilt storage, microSD card support
Tizen 2.1 OS
2-megapixel rear camera
VGA front-facing camera
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth