Jolla Tablet may gain split screen feature and 3.5G connectivity

Jolla Tablet may gain split screen feature and 3.5G connectivity
Seeing that its recently-started Indiegogo campaign is hugely successful, Jolla today added three new stretch goals, which, if reached, will enhance the upcoming Jolla Tablet.

The first stretch goal is to reach $1,500,000 before the campaign ends (in 12 days). This will allow Jolla to add microSDHC support up to 128 GB to its tablet. The goal will almost certainly be reached, as Jolla already raised $1,292,594.

The second stretch goal ($1,750,000) will add a split screen feature to the Jolla tablet, improving its multitasking capabilities. Finally, the third goal ($2,500,000 - this one may be hard to reach) will enable Jolla to offer 3.5G connectivity on its tablet for an extra $30 over the standard price of the slate - which comes only with Wi-Fi by default.

As we previously told you, you can secure a Jolla Tablet if you contribute at least $209 to the company’s Indiegogo campaign - though you have to keep in mind that shipping is estimated to start in May 2015. The slate can be shipped to the following markets: US, Canada, the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Russia, Australia, China, India, and Hong Kong.

Running Sailfish OS 2.0, the Jolla Tablet offers pretty nice features, including a 7.9-inch display with 1536 x 2048 pixels, quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom processor (1.8 GHz), 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, a 4300 mAh battery, 2 MP front-facing camera, and a 5 MP rear camera - all in a 7.5mm-thin body.


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9 Comments

1. Techfriend

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Split Screen is must for tablets even for phablets 5.5 inches or higher.....!!

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I still can't believe Google/Apple haven't add split screen into stock Android/iOS Especially with the release of the Nexus 6 and iPhone 6+ And since their tablets have been around for almost 5 years now Even the windowed apps (not as good as split screen) on my Nexus 5 are still really useful

2. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Jolla Tablet, Nokia N1....all the tablets got announced right after I bought my Note 8.0....damnit. My parents are going to kill me if I sell my tablet....probably, but I wouldnt risk anyways.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

That's insane, raising millions for developing software tweaks is pure greediness! In case someone is wondering, microSDHC slots aren't really expensive (like $5) and triggering via software is free!

5. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Yeah, if they need to manufacture 300,000 units, that would be $1.5M. But of course its not that simple. Cheers!

6. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

They're not "raising millions for development"; they're selling products, and the more products they can sell the more hardware they will/can afford to cram into their device. Remember they're a small company with limited resources, and it's certainly no worse than Apple charging 150$ extra for each level of internal memory...!

7. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

it's actually $100 for 4x the storage or +$200 for 8x the storage. Still pricey, but it's a better value proposition than in the past. That said, I have zero problems with Jolla doing what they are doing, and I'm waiting for them to make a true flagship phone. I was hoping they might partner with Nokia to do just that.

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Why nog 4g? 3,5g is slower and more battery consuming!

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I dont pay for products before they exist.

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