Well this is interesting! Canonical will launch an Ubuntu version for tablet computers which should be available in the winter of 2011. The info comes from Chris Kenyon, Canonical's vice president of OEM.
Ubuntu for tablets will compete with Android, Meego and the iPad. But does it have what it takes? There's not much info on Ubuntu for tables for now, the only known fact being that it will be lightweight, with a simplified user interface (might be the Ubuntu Light Mark announced?).
The development will focus on the touch screen support as well as on-screen keyboard features and it will be based on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
For more info on Ubuntu for tablets, stay tuned! We'll let you know when we'll find out more!