Jolla Tablet with Unique Sailfish OS Passes $1.5 Million in Crowdsourced Funding

| December 7, 2014 |

With an original funding goal of $380,000 the Jolla has absolutely smashed it, Hailing from Finland, the tablet is currently sitting at $1,539,000 on the popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

This sleek new iPad killer features some pretty punchy specs and an entirely new open source operating system known as Sailfish 2.0. Some highlights of this new backend include a robust level of privacy, stopping any nosey third parties from monitoring your activity. Multitasking has been made more intuitive with a single screen providing details of all your running apps, you will be able to switch between and control apps from this single view.

There are many options when it comes to apps, the Sailfish OS runs native apps as well as all you favorite Android Aps, you even have the option of building your own App if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

The Jolla Tablet’s internals include a Quad-Core Intel processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that can be expanded via the MicroSHDC, allowing cards of up to 128GB.

The 7.85-inch screen has a resolution of 2048×1536 at 330ppi, matching that of the iPad Mini 3. The tablet has a 5MP rear camera capable of full 1080p HD video, there is also a 2MP front facing camera.

The unit comes with Bluetooth, GPS, Accelerometer, Light sensor and a Proximity sensor and weighs in at 384g, so it’s a touch heavier than the iPad Mini 3 but lighter than the Nexus 9.

The Jolla has a 4300 mAh battery which is less than the iPad Mini and the Nexus 9, so we’ll have to wait and see how long this puppy lasts in the real world.

The price is pretty competitive, you can preorder one for $209 for the next couple of days on their Indiegogo page. The expected retail price is $249.

The Jolla has been designed in Finland, the company says this device is all about functionality, minimalism and style, we can’t wait to try it out, especially the new Sailfish 2.0 operating system.