Wednesday, 19 November 2014

[News] Jolla Tablet introduced


Announcement: New Sailfish OS device

November 19, 2014, Helsinki, Finland: Jolla introduced Jolla Tablet at Slush 2014 conference. It's People Powered, meaning crowd funded, with $1 million after 1.5 days from launch

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[News] Jolla Tablet introduced

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Jolla in developing a People Powered (= crowd funded) Tablet, aiming for delivery at May 2015. The First 1000 Sailors who contribute to the project can have it for $189, and the next 1000 Early Sailors for $10 more - few are already ordered. Visit indiegogo project web site to participate and read more about this tablet.
"The Jolla Tablet is currently available in the following countries and regions in this campaign: EU, Norway, Switzerland, United States, India, China, Hong Kong, and Russia. "
By that time, Jolla also announces that Sailfish 2.0 will be ready and will be installed on this device. This might mean that we'll see several updates between now and May 2015 also for the first SailfishOS device - Jolla phone.

Sailfish OS is Linux operating system, mostly OpenSource. It runs Sailfish apps and supports running Android apps as well.


TECHNICAL SPECS

Overview:
7.85” IPS display. Quad-Core Intel CPU.
Only 8.3mm thin. 330 ppi resolution.

Processing and memory:
1.8GHz Quad-Core/Intel
ROM: 32GB / 64GB EMMC
RAM: 2GB DDR3L-RS

Cameras:
5MP rear camera with 1080p@60fps video
2MP front camera

Size: 203 x 137 x 8.3 mm, weigth 384g

Screen:
7.85 inches with IPS, fully laminated
2048 x 1536 pixel resolution, 330 ppi
Capacitive 5 points multi-touch



Battery: 3.8V/4450 mAh

WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band

Bluetooth: Class 4.0

GPS: Yes, supporting Glonass

Detection: Accelerometer, Light sensor, Gyroscope, Compass

System I/O:
MicroSD slot (up to 128GB with open standards, no support for MicroSDXC)
MicroUSB (supports USB 3.0 OTG)
3.5mm audio jack

What seems especially nice are the size, thickness and great resolution of  2048x1536 pixels (QXGA). GPU type is yet unknown, but looking at the processor and DDR3 memory, I'd expect the graphic processor to produce nice speed even for this resolution. Remains to be seen



This was only a quick peek into this new device, more to come as soon as I can get my hands on one of these. First impression: Very good add to the Sailfish OS device family as the second mobile device - great work Jolla!


And for a nice ending, let's hear what Marc Dillon,
COO and Co-Founder Sailor at Jolla has to say about this:


Interested? Even more at the following external links:


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Cover image licence: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Sources: jolla.com/tablet,  locusfIndiegogo project page
Published: November 19, 2014 08:58 UTC
Updated: June 11, 2015 (updates have been moved to a latter followup post)

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