PengPod has successfully raised the $49,000 fundraising goal it needed with the help of the crowd funding website indigogo. To date, the company has collected $72,707 which it will use to support the development of software for its array of products.
According to its indiegogo description, PengPod’s goal is to “build a powerful, True Linux Tablet, one free of Google and Android’s restrictions, at a reasonable price.”
Those who gave $120 for the project will be among the first to get the PengPod 700, a 7-inch tablet. The slate features a capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It also has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of flash memory that is expandable for up to 32GB through a microSD card. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi b/g/n, Ethernet, 3G, Bluetooth, and HDMI. The tablet also packs a front-facing camera, speakers, audio jack, and a G-sensor. It draws its power from a 3300 mAh battery. The PengPod 700 also comes with a charger, headphones, screen protector, and USB OTG adapter. The tablet is capable of running either Android or Linux.
Meanwhile, those who pledged $185 will receive the PengPod 1000, a 10-inch tablet which may likewise run Android or Linux. Said tablet features a capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Moreover, it has 1 GB of RAM, and 8GB of flash memory, and a microSD card slot for expansion. Like the PengPod 700, it also offers connectivity through Wi-Fi b/g/n, Ethernet, 3G, Bluetooth, and HDMI. It has a front-facing camera, speakers, and G-sensor, and an audio jack, as well.
Those who pledged $85, for their part, will have the PengStick, a 3.5 inch miniPC with 1G of RAM and 4GB of flash memory. $32 entitles one to a 32GB Bootable SD card, $29 to a 10″ Keyboard Case, $24 to a 7″ Keyboard Case, $17 to a 16GB Bootable SD card, and $10 to an 8GB 8GB Bootable SD card.
These PengPod devices will start shipping in January 2013.