Jolla Tablet secures over $1m funding in 72 hours

Jolla Tablet secures over m funding in 72 hoursI’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.

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Rerez  Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:03

kitechker  Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:54

Not a bad result. If it can run android apps like they say and as smoothly as android devices (i know i know not all do!) then it has a great chance.

timy  Nov. 23, 2014 at 12:48

I have a Jolla phone and a BlackBerry z30 , Jolla definitely runs android apps better than the Z30 , faster and smoother with less crashes. I will be getting the Jolla tablet too:)

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 23, 2014 at 13:52

I have a Jolla phone and a BlackBerry z30 , Jolla definitely runs android apps better than the Z30 , faster and smoother with less crashes. I will be getting the Jolla tablet too:)

Do you use Snap to run Android on your BB Z30 or have you flashed BB 10.3.xxx ?

timy  Nov. 23, 2014 at 16:49

I have a Jolla phone and a BlackBerry z30 , Jolla definitely runs android apps better than the Z30 , faster and smoother with less crashes. I will be getting the Jolla tablet too:)

Do you use Snap to run Android on your BB Z30 or have you flashed BB 10.3.xxx ?


both! 10.3 is a lot better all round, but you can load the amazon appstore on 10.2 as well.
Snap is a great addition, and native too, but you have to side load it .

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 24, 2014 at 00:34

I have a Jolla phone and a BlackBerry z30 , Jolla definitely runs android apps better than the Z30 , faster and smoother with less crashes. I will be getting the Jolla tablet too:)

Do you use Snap to run Android on your BB Z30 or have you flashed BB 10.3.xxx ?


both! 10.3 is a lot better all round, but you can load the amazon appstore on 10.2 as well.
Snap is a great addition, and native too, but you have to side load it .



Yeah, I have a Z10 on 10.2.s.o.m.e.t.h.i.n.g. - sideloading Snap is easy.
And these days, the Android apps installed via Snap run quite nicely, imho.
Scrolling through, say, a Twitter stream can be a tiny bit stuttery, but it's not dramatic.
Other apps run just as well as on my One M8...
I haven't bothered with the Amazon appstore, because I'm not a friend of Amazon :p

I was very tempted when the first Jollaphone came out. I actually pre-ordered one, but canceled it when I read about the so-so camera. I guess it's not easy for a small company to
add anything but a generic camera module...

timy  Nov. 24, 2014 at 18:18

jolla phone was availble for €160 the other day, but only fir a very short period of time, I was gonna post here but the 3 hr moderation of my comments would have beaten me :P

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 24, 2014 at 22:27

jolla phone was availble for €160 the other day, but only fir a very short period of time, I was gonna post here but the 3 hr moderation of my comments would have beaten me :p

Lies. All LIES! :p

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