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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jolla Tablet announced with Sailfish OS 2.0, seeks crowdfunding


Jolla Tablet

Jolla recently revealed that they had something big planned this week. It turns out the company was planning their own tablet - which features a compact design, decent hardware and a reasonable price tag. It is known simply as the Jolla Tablet and runs the Sailfish operating system, which also powered the company's Jolla Smartphone, released about a year ago.

Jolla has announced a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo with a $380,000 goal, in order to produce the tablet. More than half of the money was raised within hours after the campaign's launch, indicating that the company would likely reach their target easily. Two batches of 1000 units are being offered, priced at $189 and $199 respectively. This sounds like a decent asking price, if you are willing to live with a Sailfish OS tablet.

In terms of hardware, the Jolla Tablet features a 7.85 inch IPS LCD display, with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution, 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, a 4300mAh battery and a 1.8GHz quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM.

On the software side, the Jolla Tablet runs the gesture-based Sailfish OS 2.0, which promises to deliver a seamless and intuitive multitasking experience. It allows quick and easy switching between apps, and its multitasking menu displays all running apps in a single screen, along with options to interact with running apps without opening them. One can play or pause music without opening the app, for example. New apps can be downloaded via the Jolla Store and other Android app marketplaces thanks to the OS's Android compatibility. This means you can run popular Android apps, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify on your Jolla Tablet.





the first Jolla Tablet batches should be in the early birds' hands by May 2015. Anyone in the EU, Norway, Switzerland, United States, India, China, Hong Kong, and Russia can pre-order one of the few remaining units on the campaign's page by following the source link below..


source - Jolla (Indiegogo) | The Verge
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