Jolla's Sailfish-powered tablet smashes crowdfunding target

Seems like there's a demand for an alternative OS tablet
Jolla's first tablet smashes crowdfunding target

Remember Jolla? The company founded by ex-Nokia employees has gone past making a phone but into making a tablet.

Its Jolla Tablet is the company's attempt to make the first crowdsourced tablet and is now running a very successful campaign on Indiegogo.

Android apps, no Android required

While the tablet runs Jolla's own Sailfish OS, it can handily run Android apps as well which will probably appeal to those already on Android. At under US$200, with very impressive internal specs, it's no wonder Indiegogo backers are throwing money at the company.

What do you get for your money? There's the 64-bit Intel quad-core processor, 32GB of flash storage (expandable with a microSD slot), 2GB of RAM and a 2048 x 1536 pixel 7.85in display.

How big is it? It's roughly around the size of an iPad Mini and weighs 384g. The 4300 mAh battery is the only downside to the tablet, seeing as the iPad Mini's has a 6471mAh rating and the Nexus 6's battery is 6700 mAh. Still, as the tablet is at least US$100 cheaper than either of other tablets, tradeoffs are to be expected.

Sadly the tablet is only shipping to the following locales: EU, Norway, Switzerland, United States, India, China, Hong Kong, and Russia. If you'd like to check out the campaign anyway, head on over to the campaign website.

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[Source: Mashable]