Yesterday Nokia announced their first tablet after the deal with Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was announced in Finland at the 2014 Slush tech event. That wasn’t the only piece of important news concerning new mobile devices. The tech aficionados were very excited to hear that a new Jolla tablet is on its way.
Jolla announced their new tablet through a crowdunding campaign and they set it will be released in May 2015. The announcement comes a year after a group of technicians working for Nokia founded their own company in 2011, after leaving Nokia, of course. Jolla released its first smartphone a couple of years back and now they are trying to enter the tablet market with the Jolla tablet.
The company officials said that the Jolla tablet will run on their own operating system called Sailfish. The version that will be on the tablet is the upgraded 2.0 version.
Mark Dillon, the COO of Jolla said in his speech at the Slush conference that the upcoming Jolla tablet will run on the latest Sailfish OS which he said is all about privacy, security and multitasking. The new OS will show all the running apps in a single view and the apps can be controlled using the multitasking view, without needing to open the app in full. The new Sailfish OS offers a new feature called “ambiances”, which enables the user to personalize the home screen, depending on the user’s moods.
On the hardware side, the Jolla Tablet comes with a 7.85 inch display of 2048×1536 (330ppi). This is actually a very good resolution, matching the iPad Mini 3’s. The Jolla tablet comes with 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using the microSD slot card. The battery is a 4300mAh one and the processor is a 64 bit Intel 1.8GHz quad core. The Jolla tablet comes with 2GB of RAM.
The upcoming Jolla tablet weighs 384 grams, 203x137x8.3mm, which makes it not as compact as the iPad Mini 3. It does however have a similar 5MP back camera and a 2MP front camera.
The Jolla tablet’s retail price is $249 and it will be available in the US, Norway, Russia, India, Hong Kong and Switzerland.