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Jolla's crowdfunded Android compatible tablet raises over $500,000 in hours

Jolla's crowdfunded Android compatible tablet raises over $500,000 in hours

Following Nokia's announcement of its Android-powered N1 tablet comes news of another Finnish-designed tablet looking to disrupt the market.

Keeping with the Nokia theme, Jolla - which was set up by a group of ex-Nokia staff - has opened the doors to its crowdfunded Jolla tablet.

The campaign is running on Indiegogo and is based around a good hardware spec: 1.8 GHz Quad Core Intel processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB memory, 7.9-inch 2048x1536 display and a 5MP camera.

The OS will be Jolla's proprietary Sailfish OS, which has "Android application compatibility".

On the up

For the first batch of 1,000 supporters, the Jolla Tablet cost $189 and $199 (now sold out), with the next available batch of 2,000 getting it for $204, plus $20 P&P. It will be available in May 2015.

The campaign had already reached its funding goal of $380,000, with the current total pledged being $530,000 at time of writing.

In terms of why you might want the tablet, Jolla is highlighting its OS' multitasking abilities, high level of privacy as well as its customisation options; something Nokia also highlighted in its pitch for the N1 tablet via is Z Launcher software.

You can check out the product page here or the Indiegogo page here.

Contributing Editor

A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon is Contributing Editor at PG.biz which means he acts like a slightly confused uncle who's forgotten where he's left his glasses. As well as letters and cameras, he likes imaginary numbers and legumes.

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