Click-ARM One Modular Tablet Up for Pre-Order for 289 Euros, Ships in June

A Spanish company by the name of ImasD is working to solve one of my complaints against Project Ara: the size.

Earlier this week imasD unveiled the Click-ARM One, a modular tablet with removable modules for the CPU, storage, connectivity, battery, and more.

Click-ARM One Modular Tablet Up for Pre-Order for 289 Euros, Ships in June e-Reading Hardware

Due to ship later this year, the Click-ARM One is still more of a prototype than a complete system with multiple alternative components.

The first production run is just now going up for pre-order. It's going to be based on a 10" Samsung screen and run your choice of Ubuntu, Tizen, or Android on an Exynos 4412 CPU with 2GB RAM. The Click-ARM One will also have a 16GB storage module as well as other modules. (I would assume there is a battery and Wifi module, but they're not mentioned specifically.)

The backbone of this system is a board which combines both ImasD's proprietary ARM (Advanced Removable Modules) tech as well as slots for mini-PCIe boards:

Click-ARM One Modular Tablet Up for Pre-Order for 289 Euros, Ships in June e-Reading Hardware

The ARM will go in the white squares labeled modules, while the mini-PCIe boards will go in the cutouts to the left and right. And yes, it does look like they'll have slots for up to 4 mini-PCIe cards.

The Click-Arm One is up for pre-order now. The price plus shipping is 289 euros, and shipping to the US is not an option (I tried).

All in all this looks like a nifty idea, and I'm thrilled to see the multiple Samsung connections. It's not just that I assume Samsung will pilfer any of the ideas which prove useful, but also that imasD had to have at least some Samsung assistance in designing this tablet. That gives it a better chance of actually shipping, IMO.

But I'm not so sure about iMasD's other partner.

This tablet came across my desk in connection to the PuzzlePhone, a modular smartphone being by the Finnish Circular Devices. The PuzzlePhone is a much simpler alternative to Project Ara which combines a minimum of modules into a smartphone:

Click-ARM One Modular Tablet Up for Pre-Order for 289 Euros, Ships in June e-Reading Hardware

 

The PuzzlePhone will be using ARM tech for its CPU module.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

3 Comments

  1. user7 March, 2015

    Great. Now just swap between Samsung and E-Ink screens.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder7 March, 2015

      We’d need a screen module first, and that won’t be cheap.

      Reply
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