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Qualcomm quad-core tablet costs $1,299, comes with 13mp camera

Bsquare, the company that distributes and supports the SnapDragon Qualcomm MDP (mobile development platform) to developers, has started to sell a tablet based on the new Snapdragon S4 Pro processor for a whopping $1,299.

The product, which carries the SKU reference OBQ8064TABAND, will ship within two to three weeks of order because of high demand. The tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It is powered by the Snapdragon S4 pro APQ8064 processor with four asynchronous CPU cores running at up to 1.5GHz, and featuring the Adreno 320 GPU.

The latter is more than twice as fast as the Adreno 225 GPU that powered previous MDPs. Other key features include 2GB LPDDR2 of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, seven microphones for FluencePRO and ultrasound, a fingerprint reader, a microSD card slot, HDMI/USB adaptor, temperature and pressure sensor, a 3D accelerometer and a 10.1in 1,280 x 800 resolution display.

It is likely that the tablet will be the blueprint for Qualcomm tablets, both Android and Windows RT, that will be launched in 2013.

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