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posted by martyb on Friday April 24 2015, @11:34AM   Printer-friendly
from the good-fast-cheap-pick-two dept.

According to the Jolla Blog the ship date for the much anticipated Jolla Tablet has slipped: From June-ish to July-ish. (The original ship date was expected to be May).

Jolla had one of the most successful Crowdfunded projects run by IndieGOGO. It ended up being over funded by 480%, exhibiting strong support for another tablet that isn't IOS, isn't Android, and isn't Windows.

Pre-production versions of the Jolla Tablet were judged Best Tablet of Mobile World Congress 15. (autoplay video on the page).

In fact the MWC event played a part in slowing down the release, as Jolla burned the midnight oil getting demonstrators ready for the show. In spite of a not yet completed Sailfish 2.0 operating system and not yet finalized hardware, Jolla impressed all reviewers.

Along the way, Jolla made significant upgrades to to the tablet's specs, including an upgraded Sailfish 2.0. Also added were larger memory, and a just announced new screen.

Sailfish OS can run android apps. The latest release version is Sailfish Äijänpäivänjärvi. (No, I can't pronounce it either). Its currently running on the Jolla phone, available mostly in Europe.

Since Sailfish is based on Ubuntu and Mer, it is Linux, and as such you can install Linux applications. Because of this, it may provide some competition to the big players in the mobile field.

Jolla (pronounced "yala", means small boat in Finish) is based in Finland (Suomi). The company is composed of ex-Nokia veterans. The Tablet's Main Website is rather script heavy.

Disclaimer: While this may read like a slashvertisment, I have no connection to Jolla, other than as a future customer. I participated in the Crowd-funding, (paid the money) but I haven't seen either the Tablet or the Phone yet. I'm eager to get my hands on it. Delays aren't fun, but I'd rather have it right than have it right away.

 
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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by WizardFusion on Friday April 24 2015, @11:38AM

    by WizardFusion (498) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 24 2015, @11:38AM (#174603) Journal

    Also added were larger memory, and a just announced new screen.

    So if this is true, then they haven't even starting building them yet.?
    What have they been doing.?

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 24 2015, @10:21PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 24 2015, @10:21PM (#174866)

    So if this is true, then they haven't even starting building them yet.?

    They're waiting for Sailfish 2.0 (the OS) to be completed before they start building the tablets. I ordered one when they were announced, and so far I've gotten several emails about their progress, HW upgrades, etc (the emails are not as good as a tablet though).

    I'm glad they've held off manufacturing the tablets until Sailfish is ready. Newer hardware options have become available at the same price points of the originally spec'd components, so we're going to get a better device for our money. More processing power means the device can be a little more forgiving if the OS isn't as optimized as they originally intended.