Finnish smartphone manufacturer Jolla is moving into the tablet space. The company today launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to raise US$380,000 to build the Jolla Tablet. It met its goal within two hours.
We have reached our goal in a little over 2 hours – the #JollaTablet is happening! Our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who have contributed.
The first two batches of Jolla Tablets are sold out, and we have introduced the next batch of 2000.
The Jolla Tablet will be powered by Sailfish OS 2.0, the next major version of the open-source operating system based on Linux that already powers the Jolla smartphone. It is not only able to run native apps but also Android apps available through third party app stores such as the Jolla Store and Amazon App Store. One feature that should benefit from the increased screen real estate is its ability to show all running apps on a single view.
Contributors will also have a chance to weigh in on the features they want to see in Sailfish 2.0. Community voting will help decide which features will be prioritized for development.
Jolla Tablet specifications:
- Processor: 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core Intel
- Operating system: Sailfish OS 2.0
- Cellular connectivity: None
- Other connectivity: GPS/GLONASS, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Display: 7.85-inch QXGA (2048 × 1536 / 330PPI) IPS
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal storage: 32GB
- External storage: MicroSD cards up to 32GB
- Rear-facing camera: 5MP
- Front-facing camera: 2MP
- Sensors: Accelerometer, light, proximity
- Battery: 4,300mAh
- Dimensions: 203 × 137 × 8.3 millimeters
- Weight: 384 grams
The first batch of Jolla Tablets went for US$189 and the second for US$199. This latest batch is selling for US$204. The expected retail price will be US$249. It is currently available for order in the EU, Norway, Switzerland, United States, India, China, Hong Kong, and Russia. You can help get Canada get on this list by heading over to together.jolla.com and voting to have it added.
With 21 days to go in the campaign, it will be interesting to see what if any stretch goals Jolla introduces.
Source : Indiegogo