Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Nov 2014 11:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

During an emotional speech delivered today at the Slush conference, Jolla's Marc Dillon unveiled the company's next product: the Jolla tablet, running Sailfish OS 2.0. He launched a crowdfunding campaign for the tablet, with a goal of $380,000 - which was achieved in less than three hours (this may be one of the fastest funding consumer electronics devices ever). I got in early, and was one of the very first people to back the tablet (just as I was one of the first to back the Jolla phone a year ago). A second round has already been announced. Big news for American readers: it'll be available in the US too.

The tablet itself is very similar in specifications to Nokia's N1 tablet, with an 1.8GHz quad-core Intel processor, 2GB RAM, 2048x1536 330ppi 7.85" IPS display, 32GB storage, and all the usual sensors and ports you have come to expect. It's quite light and compact, and has its own design - there's no way people are going to twist this one into an iPad copy.

The tablet is expected to be delivered to us early backers in May 2015, and I can't wait. Also, Mr. Dillon, keep rocking that beard.

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Nice, but not Open Source
by kragil on Wed 19th Nov 2014 12:25 UTC
kragil
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2006-01-04

I really don't like that they always claim that their OS is open source. IT ISN'T.

The Kernel, Hybris and Qt and some other parts are, but nearly everything the user sees is as proprietary as it gets.

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