Are you tired of Jolla coverage yet? We really aren’t, as we believe Jolla is doing something completely different here. The mobile tech world revolves around iOS and Android (alright… Windows Phone too), and very few manufacturers have the guts it takes to go against these giants. As we have said it in a previous interview, Jolla may not have all the users, but it has the most balls.
So we find ourselves at the Jolla booth again, talking about the crowd sourced Jolla Tablet with co-founder Marc Dillon. If you haven’t seen our hands-on coverage yet, let us tell you that this tablet is a dream. It’s going for $249 for Indiegogo backers, but retail price will be almost as cheap once the tablet comes to market. They will be selling it for just $299, which gets you a device with the following specs.
Jolla Tablet specs
- 7.85-inch 2048×1536 IPS LCD display
- 1.8 GHz quad-core Intel processor
- 2 GB of RAM
- 32/64 GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD)
- 5 MP rear-facing camera
- 2 MP front-facing camera
- 4450 mAh battery
- Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- 203 x 137 x 8.3 mm
- 384 grams
Among the most important topics covered is, of course, the software. Not only is this something completely different from what we have seen. They tout it as “the best multi-tasking in the world”, and though that may be hard to believe, I am having a hard time disagreeing. It is probably the best multi-tasking mobile device, at the very least.
All your news, notifications and services are layed out right in front of you. And your apps and open processes can be easily accessed. As you can see, the tablet has no buttons, so there is no need to look around the device, even to turn it on. You can simply double-tap it to wake it.
The software is based on open source, and Jolla is getting more partners as we speak, so application support should keep growing. Even if it doesn’t grow fast, though, this thing has full support for Android tablets. This is really a fresh breath of air for those of us who think the industry needs something different.
We also touched base on the design and hardware. As you can see, this is pretty much a high-end tablet, and it is priced super affordably. They aren’t really skimping out on anything, either. This tablet has a solid design and build quality. I am willing to say it is… a sexy tablet. I mean, just look at it!
Either way. Jolla will continue to evolve and it is likely still offering what we consider an early adopter experience, but I would like to see how they evolve. Marc Dillon states they want to deliver the tablet and then keep delivering a better experience via software updates. Meanwhile, he stresses the company will continue working hard to get more partners.
Apparently they ran a survey with their Indiegogo backers and more than half the people who backed the Jolla Tablet already had another tablet. This means their fans are definitely looking for something out of the norm. Are you?
Enjoy the video and let us know what you think of the Jolla Tablet.