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The French cooking tablet Qooq to arrive in the UK soon

This Linux-based device will reportedly become available in Great Britain in Q2 of 2012

If you are the kind of person who enjoys cooking, then perhaps you might consider checking out the latest cooking tablet, called Qooq. Made in France, this device is reportedly already quite famous in its home country and the company behind the product is now in the process of releasing the slate in the United Kingdom.  

The Qooq tablet is apparently specifically “designed for the kitchen experience” and comes pre-loaded with more than 3,500 (only 500 of them are for free, though) interactive recipes from 100 chefs and 250 videos that provide step-by-step cooking support, accompanied by 500 wine and 450 ingredients pages.

Furthermore, according to a Pocket-Lint report, customers willing to take full advantage of the maker’s database will need to purchase the so-called Qooq Pass, which is available upon subscription (€1.99 a day, €9.99 a month and €99 for a whole year). Users, who do not wish to order one of those, can still use a number of complimentary features such as community tips, automated shopping lists and other culinary services.

As for the hardware, the Qooq is powered by an ARM Cortex A9 central processing unit which incorporates two cores clocked at 1GHz and is equipped with a wide (16:9) mineral glass touchscreen display that measures 10.1-inches in diagonal that has a native resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels. Moreover, the tablet offers one USB 2.0 port, Ethernet LAN, and 8GB of internal storage that is expandable by utilizing the built-in SD/SDHC memory card reader slot.

The manufacturer claims that this device is not just for viewing recipes and can be used to surf the Internet (with the integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n module), send/receive E-mails and watch MP4 videos, among other things.  In addition, the Qooq will reportedly be available in red, cream or black and will come with waterproof buttons, a splash-proof surface, a custom Linux-based UI and four non-slip feet.

No word on the UK price as of now, but the Qooq costs 349 (£292) in France.  


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-02-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)