Consumers that enjoy open-source technology products and applications will quickly embrace the innovative Jolla Tablet. The product, which runs on the independent Sailfish OS, made recent headlines with its successful funding campaign on Indiegogo where it has earned more than $2 million from its many financial supporters. Jolla provides users with powerful functionality based on an intuitive design that is uniquely different for fast multitasking.
Jolla Uses Open Source Sailfish Operating System
Jolla is an avid supporter of the open source community, and with this in mind, designed the Jolla Tablet to run on the independent Sailfish OS. In keeping with its goal to respect the privacy of those that purchase and use its products, Jolla will ardently protect personal data. Sailfish OS was designed without “back doors or third parties that could use and monitor your data. Together with the open source community, Jolla continues to strengthen their privacy capabilities at every opportunity.” (Jolla, 2015)
When using the Jolla Tablet, Sailfish OS will display all open and running apps for quick and efficient viewing while working on several tasks at the same time. You can easily move back and forth between each of the individual apps while navigating Jolla. With multitasking view, you do not have to open each app in order to control it. Jolla comes with a full plate of its own uniquely designed native apps and is also compatible to be run with Android-based apps.
Navigate Jolla Using Natural Hand Movements
Navigating Jolla is intuitive and natural without the need for a keyboard or mouse. Interaction with the tablet is based on using your hands to make fluid gesture-like movements. You will not get lost while moving from section to section and “you don’t have to push tiny buttons or search your way back home — everything is always under your thumb.” (Jolla, 2015)
Jolla was designed to be functional but stylish. With the open source Sailfish OS, the tablet provides users with the best of the basics without including junky features that are not needed. The tablet provides you with room to expand and add more storage if needed. Upgrading is as simple as using a microSD memory card to increase the hardware’s storage capacity.
Features and Technical Specifications of Jolla
Processing and memory for the Jolla Tablet is 64-bit 1.8 GHz Quad-Core/Intel with 32/64 GB of storage and 2 GB memory (DDR3L-RS). Screen size is 7.85″ with IPS and visual clarity is provided by 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution with 330 pixels-per-inch. The display screen is fully laminated and uses capacitive 5 points multi-touch technology. The tablet is fully equipped with a 5 MP rear camera, full high-definition (HD) 1080p video, and a 2 MP front camera.
Jolla is powered by a 3.8V/4450 mAh battery. Networking capabilities are based on WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band in conjunction with Bluetooth class 4.0 GPS, which supports Glonass. Detection features include an accelerometer, light sensor, a gyroscope, and a compass. System I/O includes a micoSD slot (up to128 GB), a micro-USB OTG, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Jolla measures in at 203 mm x 137 mm x 8.3 mm and weighs 384 g.
Jolla Tablet’s Successful InDemand Indiegogo Campaign
The truly innovative Jolla Tablet made its debut on the popular crowdsourcing site Indiegogo during November/December of 2014. After an initial successful campaign to gain financial backing and support, Jolla decided to continue their promotional funding efforts through the end of March 2015. At the time of this article, Jolla had raised a total of $2,555,547 in campaign funds, surpassing their original goal by a wide margin.
The creative genius behind the origins and development of the Jolla Tablet can be attributed to the product’s co-founders. Credit and recognition is shared by Antti Saarnio (Chairman of the Board), Sami Pienimaki, (CMO), Marc Dillon, (COO), and Stefano Mosconi, (CTO). Jolla has office locations in Finland and Hong Kong, where they employ “120 passionate sailors” that all contribute to the visionary company’s successful future. Jolla has announced that scheduled availability of the tablet is targeted for the second quarter of 2015.