Ubuntu has already been successful on the desktop and netbook PC and is on a prospective roadmap. This growth continues as Ubuntu extends from beyond these conventional platforms and aims to capture the next big thing: tablets PCs.
The iPad drive has already shown us how much people love tablet PCs and Ubuntu sees this as the ripe time to jump into the all new Tablet PC market. With this, Ubuntu will compete with the likes of iOS, Android and Meego.
The only news currently known about this project is that it will have a touchscreen interface and will be based on the Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
Ubuntu is the most successful Linux distro amongst regular users who are not too involved in the development front. A Tablet powered by Ubuntu will appeal to all kinds of people ranging from students to journalists.
It will definitely be no match for the business model of the iPad though, with an open source technology powering it, prices of any tablet based on this will automatically come down. This will be a big attraction and might just be the USP of such a tablet.
The tablet is expected to make an appearance sometime next year and will be powered by an ARM processor and a Pixel Qi display.