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Title    Jolla Tablet Ship Date Slips
Date    Friday April 24 2015, @11:34AM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the good-fast-cheap-pick-two dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/04/24/0216244

frojack writes:

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.

Links

  1. "frojack" - https://soylentnews.org/~frojack/
  2. "Jolla Blog" - https://blog.jolla.com/jolla-iteration-4/
  3. "IndieGOGO" - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jolla-tablet-world-s-first-crowdsourced-tablet
  4. "Best Tablet of Mobile World Congress 15" - http://www.phonedog.com/videos/best-small-tablet-mwc-2015-jolla-tablet-hands
  5. "Sailfish 2.0" - https://blog.jolla.com/design-insights-sailfish-os/
  6. "Sailfish OS" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailfish_OS
  7. "provide some competition" - http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/131808-5-reasons-why-sailfish-os-2-0-should-worry-apple-google-and-microsoft
  8. "Tablet's Main Website" - https://jolla.com/tablet

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