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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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Malakim on Thu 20th Nov 2014 17:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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According to this article it's a Z3700-series platform - and as far as I know they use Intel GPU's based on the older Ivy Bridge GPU.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by oldtimefighter on Thu 20th Nov 2014 18:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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Yes, we know it will use an Intel processor... The link in the article lists all the processors in that series but none match the GHz listed for processor in the Jolla tablet. I am assuming Jolla will be using a currently unreleased Intel chipset but will it have a Intel GPU coupled with it?

I don't think Jolla knows/decided yet so that is why the GPU is not listed in the specs. I can't pay money now and find out later it will have a PowerVR GPU.

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by Malakim on Thu 20th Nov 2014 18:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
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The z3700-series were introduced in Q1'14. There are several that match the 1.8Ghz specified by Jolla:

Of course I don't know if the article is correct - but it's on an Intel site so I guess it's not entirely impossible it is.

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