Nokia Versus Jolla: Finnish Start
The small Finnish start-up seeded by Nokia's Linux platform has taken to the Slush stage twenty-four hours after the revitalised Nokia announced its first Android-powered tablet to reveal its first tablet. Powered by Sailfish OS and with a heavy focus on multi-tasking, Jolla's tablet will be available during the first half of 2015, but supporters of Jolla can reserve one now via Indiegogo.
Jolla's main focus remains on the operating system, and the tablet joins the Jolla smartphone as a mix of 'technology demonstration' and a way for the community to support the company as it builds a Finnish alternative to Android. Jolla does not see itself as a hardware company, but the introduction of a tablet allows the company to introduce Sailfish to a new form factor.
The tablet sports a 1.8 GHz Quad Core Intel processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of Memory, a 7.9 inch 2048×1536 display, and a five megapixel camera. Anyone who was around for the Nokia N1 announcement yesterday may feel a touch of deja vu, but there are two important differences to Jolla's offering.
The first is the price. At $189 before taxes and shipping, this tablet is significantly cheaper than Nokia's $249 offering. The second is availability. Jolla's tablet will not be restricted to the Chinese market, but will be available worldwide.
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