Jolla, the smartphone maker from Finland founded by ex-Nokia employees were supposed to launch a new device today. The company has announced the Jolla Tablet, which also becomes the world’s first truly crowdsourced tablet.
This is officially the tablet season. After Nokia launched the N1 tablet yesterday, Jolla, ironically founded by ex-Nokia employees announces the Jolla tablet today.
The Jolla Tablet features a 7.85-inch (2048 x 1536 pixels) IPS display and has 330 pixels per inch which matches the resolution of the iPad Mini 3. It is powered by 1.8 GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor. It has 2 GB of DDR3L-Rs RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD. The device runs on Salifish OS 2.0, which is an open mobile operating system, which is based on the heritage of Nokia and Meego. You can use any Android apps with the tablet.
The Jolla tablet comes with a 5-megapixel rear primary camera which can shoot 1080p at 60 fps videos. On the front, it has a 2-megapixel fixed focus front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It is 8.3 mm thick which is not as sleek as Nokia N1’s 6.9 mm and weighs 384 grams which is also on the heavier side compared to the N1.
The Jolla Tablet includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, micro USB as connectivity options. The tablet packs in a 4,300 mAh lithium polymer battery under the hood. There are a couple of sensors (Light sensor, Proximity sensor & Accelerometer), speaker and 3.5 mm audio jack.
Commenting on the launch of Jolla’s first tablet, Mark Dillon, co-founder and COO said,
“After successfully entering the mobile phone market a year ago with our unique Jolla smartphone, we are now proud to introduce our next major project, the Jolla Tablet. Jolla’s independent open Salifish OS with its cutting edge user experience works perfectly on bigger screen sizes, and we are super excited to bring the world’s best multitasking experience to the tablet size. For the Jolla Tablet we are partnering with Intel, to secure the best device performance, and reliability.”
The Jolla Tablet has been priced at USD 189 (Rs 11,710 approximately) for the first 1000 Indiegogo backers and USD 199 for the next 1000. The tablet is expected to ship by the second quarter of 2015 assuming the campaign hits its target. The device will be available in European countries, Norway, Switzerland, United States, India, China, Hong Kong and Russia and the campaign will run till December 9, 2014. The good news is almost 100% goal amount of US $380,000 has been raised now.