Qualcomm has officially released its newest tablet aimed squarely at developers, the Snapdragon S4 Pro Mobile Development Platform. The new tablet makes use of Qualcomm’s new quad-core chipset, the APQ8064, which will help deliver the power developers require. That power isn’t going to be cheap, however, as the Snapdragon S4 Pro will set you back $1299.

Looking at its list of features, we can see why the tablet is priced so high. As stated above, the Snapdragon S4 Pro comes with a quad-core processor, but our friends at SlashGear also say that the tablet includes a 10.1-inch display and a 13-megapixel camera. It also comes with 2GB of RAM on board, along with an Adreno 320 GPU, which should deliver a hefty dose of graphics processing power. Finally, the Snapdragon Mobile S4 Pro comes with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich installed.

The tablet also ships with a charging dock, which features two USB 2.0 ports, as well as ports for HDMI and Ethernet. If you’ve got $1299 to spare, it sounds like the Snapdragon S4 Pro is going to be worth the cost of admission, and it’s available now through BSQUARE. Sadly, you’ve got a bit of a wait ahead of you, as delivery estimates currently come in at 2-3 weeks. Perhaps it’s true when they say good things come to those who wait? Keep an ear to Android Community for more information about Qualcomm and the Snapdragon S4 Pro Mobile Development Platform!



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