Jolla wants you to fund and develop its new tablet (update: funded!)
Yesterday, Jolla teased 'something big' and has just revealed what that is: the Jolla Tablet with Sailfish 2.0. There's just one caveat, however -- you'll have to design and fund it yourself. It's now up on Indiegogo with a $380,000 target, and Jolla has said that it's taking suggestions from users for features, with the best ideas up-voted to make the cut, Reddit-style. Those features will likely be software tweaks or other details, as all of the main features appear to be locked down. It'll have a 7.85-inch, 2,048 x 1,536 screen, 64-bit Intel quad-core CPU, 32GB of upgradeable memory, a 5-megapixel camera and a 4,300 mAh battery. The price will start at $189.
Jolla is stressing the speed and mulitasking capabilities of the tablet, you'll see 'all your running apps conveniently in one single view.' It'll work with Android on top of native Sailfish apps, and sport a minimalistic design 'without any distractions' on the front. On its Indiegogo page, Jolla compares its upcoming slate (favorably) to the iPad mini 3, Nexus 9 and Nokia N1, which just launched yesterday. It bears noting, however, that those are actually real products, and Jolla's specs and price seem rather pie-in-the-sky. The Mee-go based Sailfish OS is also a dicey proposition, as our recent hands-on look at Sailfish on the Jolla smartphone was not a pleasant experience, despite the best of intentions.
Nevertheless, if you feel like Jolla can meet its goals, it's up for pre-order on Indiegogo now starting at $189, with an estimated delivery date of May 2015. The funding part doesn't seem to be a problem -- after less than an hour, it's already a third of the way there.
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