Jolla raises almost $1 million in less than 24 hours, will launch its Sailfish tablet next year

Jolla raises almost $1 million in less than 24 hours, will launch its Sailfish tablet next year
Earlier today, Jolla unveiled its very first tablet (and its second mobile device after the Jolla Smartphone from last year). Called Jolla Tablet, the slate hasn’t entered production yet - since Jolla is a small company. To manufacture the tablet, Jolla kicked off a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising $380,000 in 21 days. Much to the joy of the company and its fans, the goal was reached a couple of hours after the campaign started. Moreover, people continue to contribute: right now, there are 5426 funders who’ve contributed a total of $857,556. That’s quite impressive.

Jolla is, of course, excited to see that its campaign was (and still is) hugely successful, and announced that the first batch of tablets has sold out - thus, 2000 people who've contributed at least $189 will have their own Jolla Tablet come next year. Another 2000 units are now up for grabs (available to those who are still funding the campaign).

You can contribute to the making of the Jolla Tablet - which will start shipping in May 2015 - via Indiegogo at the source link below. To make sure you get a tablet, you need to donate at least $204, and live in any of the following markets: the US, the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Russia, India, China, or Hong Kong.

Just like the Jolla Smartphone, the Jolla Tablet runs Sailfish OS. It’s a 7.5mm-thin slate that features a 7.9-inch IPS display with 1536 x 2048 pixels, quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 4300 mAh battery. The tablet has two cameras: a 5 MP one on the back, and a 2 MP one at the front. Interested?


source: Indiegogo via Jolla (Twitter)

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9 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

well damn

2. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

yes, bring a powerful jolla, bring back the glory of N9. And crush Windows.

8. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I'm all in crushing Windows.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There's so much material here to run with.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21324; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great news for Jolla! Looking forward to seeing this tablet in action. The more tech products available to us from different OS's, the better! Competition is good, it breeds innovation!

5. thartist

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

Oh no, the battery size. No matter how well optimized, it's damn small for that size and resolution.

6. aldridhl

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Jolla make more phones!

7. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

And PA will probably give it another crap review because its nothing to do with android!

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Maybe because it was a terrible phone?

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