Jolla Tablet, New tablet with Sailfish OS funded with crowdsourcing

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A few day ago Jolla, the company created from former employees of Nokia release a new smartphone with Sailfish. But no, it is not a new phone. The new product is Jolla Tablet, a device that extends the range of Sailfish OS up to 7.85 inch.

Jolla Tablet

This is the spec sheet of Jolla Tablet:

  • Display: 7.85″ IPS
  • Resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixels (330 ppi)
  • SoC: Intel Quad Core at 1.8 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB DDR3L-RS
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Rear camera: 5 MP
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC expandable via Micro-SD
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 137mm x 8.3mm
  • Battery: 4300 mAh
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ ac), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
  • Weight: 384 grams

The truth is that apart from its attractive Sailfish OS, Jolla Tablet does not bring anything new. Unlike, for example in Finland also Nokia N1 with similar dimensions, in this case we see lower chambers, less processing power, less battery power and more weight. All using the same family of Intel processors, so Jolla Tablet, surely not noted for its autonomy. What attracts most of its specifications, it is certainly its screen, IPS with 330 ppi, which are high values for a tablet and provide a great experience.

Unlike competing tablets, a priori seems Jolla Tablet seeks more a niche, and hence its funding crowdfuding in Indiegogo, which have set a goal of $380,000 will probably reach, since contributions are coming with great pace. It seems definitely a device aimed to disclose Sailfish OS, which has no problem catalog because it works with Android apps, as do terminals BlackBerry or Amazon (in this case being a fork). Yes, without access to the Play Store. As BB10 and the old Meego upon which it is based Sailfish, Jolla Tablet has a fully-based on gestures at any time without requiring physical buttons interface, which amazingly promotes ease of use of multitasking.

We said that did not contribute much to the competition in terms of specs. The price for the first 1000 users to participate in crowdfunding is $189, and for the 1000 seconds of $199. The shipping cost will be $20 and the first Jolla Tablet begins shipping in May 2015. The campaign supports in the EU, Norway, Switzerland, USA, China, India, Hong Kong and Russia Union. On the web indicate that if there is demand; consider selling it to the general public.