I’d admittedly grown to feel a little sorry for Jolla, a group of well-meaning individuals seemingly doomed to live in the shadow of the big money-grabbing mobile players.
But the Finns clearly don’t need any sympathy, as their Jolla Tablet has secured a ridiculous $1.1 MILLION funding in just three days.
As we wrote on Wednesday morning, the Finnish startup was looking for a relatively modest $380,000 in funding, at which point it promised to churn out the world’s first crowdfunded tablet – and the first with Sailfish on board.
That target was reached in a matter of hours, and now, seventy-two hours later, we’re sitting at $1.1m or – to put it another way – 300% of the original goal.
The first 1,000 Jolla Tablet backers were able to secure a unit for $189, rising to $199 for the next batch. We’re now at $209 per Jolla Tablet, or you can simply donate $10 to, er, get your name published on a webpage.
Should the Jolla Tablet see a wider release (and really, at this stage, it looks pretty freakin’ likely), it’ll sell for $249.
Again, Jolla Tablet specs include a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core Intel processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage expandable via microSD (something missing from many big-name rivals), a 7.85in display with 2048 x 1536 resolution (matching the iPad mini 3, Google Nexus 9 and Nokia N1), and 5MP/2MP cameras.
Nice work, guys.