Jolla launches IndieGoGo campaign for Sailfish-rockin’ Tablet, target almost hit already (UPDATED)

Jolla launches IndieGoGo campaign for Sailfish-rockin’ Tablet, target almost hit already (UPDATED)

Cast your minds back to last week, and you might recall Jolla was promising “something BIG” for this morning, something that – quite logically, with hindsight – has emerged as a tablet.

More specifically, it’s an IndieGoGo campaign for the world’s first crowdsourced tablet, and the first running Sailfish 2.0. Impressively, at the time of writing, they’ve just about reached the $380,000 target. EDIT: Target hit!

Over 1,000 people – “First Sailors” – have already pledged $189 (plus $20 postage) towards making the Jolla Tablet a reality.

If you’re still interested in contributing as an “Early Sailor”, the price is now $199 plus $20 shipping.

In either case, the estimated delivery date is May 2015, with the Jolla Tablet being offered in the EU, Norway, Switzerland, USA, India, China, Hong Kong and Russia.

The expected retail price if – or when – the Jolla Tablet becomes more widely available is $249, so that’s a decent little discount for early backers.

In a neat twist, you’ll also be invited to “shape the product” through the community forum, where ideas are voted on and subsequently – if successful – prioritised by the developers at Jolla.

In terms of Jolla Tablet features, we’re promised Sailfish will be “unlike anything you’ve tried before”; that your data will never be sold or shared; sexy multitasking; super-fast navigation via gestures; a healthy selection of apps (including Android apps); ‘Ambiences’ for easy customisation; and ‘Events’ for seeing messages and other “relevant info” in one handy view.

Jolla Tablet specs include a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core Intel processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage expandable via microSD (take that, iPad mini 3, Nexus 9, Nokia N1…), a 7.85in display with 2048 x 1536 resolution (matching the aforementioned rivals), and 5MP/2MP cameras.

The only real concern on the Jolla Tablet spec sheet is a fairly modest 4,300mAh battery. Fingers crossed it’ll get the job done, as otherwise it sounds like a rather attractive prospect.

Anyone here interested? Have you already contributed? Let us know below!

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 19, 2014 at 11:14

I'm sure it'll be a great device. It won't sell well, but Android OEMs and Apple will have plenty of ideas to steal ;)

Also: they must be real happy about yesterday's Nokia announcement... Coincidence? Considering that that Nokia tab won't launch for a good while, Nokes surely picked a fine date :D

Betas  Nov. 19, 2014 at 17:46

Price is excluding tax but still decent!

SpeedyG  Nov. 19, 2014 at 21:51

Nokes and Jolla execs should meet again and power up (the industry.) :D


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