Open source enthusiasts have been patiently (or maybe impatiently) waiting for the KDE Spark tablet to be available. A couple weeks ago, it was available for preorder. Yet, the wait still continues for consumers to be be able to actually get their hands on the device. Or do we have to wait? The Spark tablet is technically a rebranded device that will ship with KDE Plasma Active. You can purchase the tablet itself NOW here for only $103.08. With that being said, the Spark tablet (or as the unrebranded Zenithink C71 ZT280 as it is called) does not run KDE Plasma Active. It ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. I wouldn’t know if it has the same unlocked bootloader that would allow you download and install KDE yourself. I would image it does, just don’t quote me on that.
So what do you think? Buy now, or wait to get the official Spark tablet? $103.08 does sound better than €200.