Jolla Crowdfunds Sailfish OS Tablet

Jolla Crowdfunds Sailfish OS Tablet

Launched on Wednesday, the campaign quickly topped its $380,000 goal, and had more than $566,000 at press time.

Finnish device maker Jolla is turning to the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform to help sell its new Jolla Tablet.

Launched today, the campaign quickly topped its $380,000 goal, and had more than $566,000 at press time, with 21 days left.

Running the same Sailfish operating system as the Jolla Phone, the 7.85-inch Jolla Tablet runs a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core Intel processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and an SD card slot, something not found on the iPad mini 3, Nexus 9, and N1.

The Wi-Fi-only device also comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front shooter, and a 4,300 mAh battery—all for less than $200.

Early birds got the cheapest worm: All 1,000 of the discounted $189 tablets have already sold out. You can still claim a slate for $199, plus $20 for shipping to Europe, Norway, Switzerland, the U.S., India, China, Hong Kong, and Russia.

Those who can't afford a tablet, or just want to contribute to the campaign, shouldn't expect much in the way of rewards. The only other option is to pay $10 to get your name on the Jolla "The First Ones" website. All other contributions will be used for production of the tablet.

"Crowdsourcing has been the foundation of so many amazing, inspiring and independent products, and what it stands for taps directly into Jolla's ethos," the company website said. "We're all about the power of people coming together to build something meaningful.
That's why we're looking to you, the community, to be part of creating the Jolla Tablet."

The brainchild of a group of ex-Nokia employees and MeeGo developers, Jolla debuted its first smartphone in November 2013. A batch of 450 phones launched in Finland exclusively via local carrier DNA for €399 ($513), before hitting shelves in December.

Now, Jolla is bringing its open-source Sailfish OS 2.0 to a bigger screen, promising privacy for all users, app multitasking, and super-fast interaction via gestures, as well as thousands of native and Android apps.

Whether you're an early Jolla Tablet adopter or just have some brilliant ideas about how to build the perfect slate, visit the Jolla forum to offer suggestions and help shape the company's future products.

"Our community is a vital part of the process and plays a huge role in making something that is people-made," the Indiegogo page said.

Check out the Jolla Tablet in action in the video above.


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