A day after Nokia introduced its N1 tablet, Jolla has announced the Jolla Tablet with a similar 2048 x 1536 display. Jolla has taken Indiegogo route for crowdfunding to develop the tablet. In terms of specifications, the Jolla tablet has a 7.89-inch (2048 × 1536 pixels) display at 330 ppi, powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor and runs on Jolla Sailfish OS 2.0. It has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
This WiFi-only tablet has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, similar to the Nokia N1, but this has a microSD expansion slot too. You can install Android applications in addition to the native Sailfish OS apps.
Commenting on the new Jolla Tablet, Marc Dillon, Co-founder and COO of Jolla 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 Sailfish 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.
Jolla Tablet specifications
- 7.85-inch (2048 × 1536 pixels) display at 330 ppi
- 1.8 GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor
- 2G RAM, 32GB of internal storage, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
- Jolla Sailfish OS 2.0
- 5MP rear camera, 1080p video recording
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 203×137x 8.3; Weight: 384 g
- WiFi 802.11/b/g/n Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 4300 mAh battery
The Jolla Tablet is priced at $189 (Rs. 11,690 approx.) for the first 1000 Indiegogo backers and $199 for the next 1000. It is expected to ship in May 2015. It is available in European countries, Norway, Switzerland, United States, India, China, Hong Kong and Russia. The campaign runs till December 9, 2014. It has already raised about 50% of the Goal amount of $380,000 in less an hour.
[Update: It took just two hours for the company to raise the $380,000 goal amount.]