Jolla Tablet With Sailfish OS Launched as Crowdfunding Project

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Jolla Tablet With Sailfish OS Launched as Crowdfunding Project
Jolla, as expected, has launched its new Sailfish OS based device, the Jolla Tablet.

The Finnish company is however running a crowdfunding campaign to produce the tablet. The company says, "At the moment it's just a dream but we want to make it a reality."

The company is running the campaign on Indiegogo and has a target of $380,000. Notably, Jolla, at the time of writing, has already raised $269,334 in the first few hours.

The first 1,000 contributors (now sold out) will receive the tablet at $189 (approximately Rs. 11,500), while the second 1,000 (still ongoing) will get it at $199 (approximately Rs. 12,300). The company notes that the tablet will be available in the following regions EU, Norway, Switzerland, USA, India, China, Hong Kong, and Russia, with a $20 shipping fee. The estimated delivery of the Jolla Tablet is listed as May 2015.

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The company compares the new Jolla Tablet against the likes of some high-end tablets such as the Google Nexus 9, Apple iPad mini 3, and the Nokia N1.

For specifications, the Jolla Tablet features a 7.85-inch display with a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels and offers a pixel density of 330ppi. The screen resolution of Jolla Tablet is reminiscent to the Nexus 9, iPad mini 3, and the Nokia N1. Meanwhile, the pixel density is slightly higher than iPad mini 3 and Nokia N1 both sporting 326ppi pixel densities.

It runs Sailfish OS 2.0 version and offers a gesture-based interface. The Jolla Tablet is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core 64-bit Intel (unspecified chipset) processor alongside 2GB of RAM. The tablet includes 32GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to additional 32GB). The tablet sports 5-megapixel rear camera while there is a 2-megapixel front camera also on board. The rear camera can record full-HD videos at 60fps.

It is backed by a 4300mAh battery. The Wi-Fi only tablet also comes with Bluetooth, Micro-USB, and GPS. The Jolla Tablet will feature three sensors accelerometer, light sensor, and proximity sensor. It measures 203x137x8.3mm and weighs 384 grams.

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