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Thursday, November 27, 2014

US$189 Jolla Tablet - Jolla Smartphone Fans and Developers combined with Price and Specs Guarantee Success

Looks like we have another Tablet and smartphone OS sailing the highly competitive Seas of Consumers Mobile Computing Device!

This time it’s powered Crowdsourcing.

Introducing the Jolla Tablet that runs on Sailfish OS that surpassed its initial funding goal within two (2) hours of their Indiegogo campaign going live as reported in the article “Android rival Jolla hits crowdfunding target for first Sailfish OS Tablet”, published November 19, 2014 1:00 AM PST by Andrew Hoyle, CNET News.

The Jolla Tablet's Indiegogo campaign, which started on Wednesday November 19th 2014 and will culminate on Tuesday December 9th, 2014 (11:59pm PT), has already blown past the US$380,000 goal. With thirteen (13) days to go, 7,923 backers have already raised US$1,271,939 as of Thursday November 27th 2014. The Jolla Tablet's has certainly amassed quite a following!

Sailfish OS, the operating system that the Tablet runs on, promises not only to be Open Source but also bake in multi-tasking and the ability to run Android apps. Developers will love this Tablet, as the SailfishOS and be customized to their heart's desire.

The Jolla Tablet's support indicates that they have a strong following, which would reassure Developers hat choose to throw their funding dollars behind this venture that it's got baked-in users.

Best of all, based on the US$189 Jolla Tablet's Specs which are comparable to the Apple iPad Mini 3, it's set to expand beyond the confines of its 7,923 Indiegogo backers.

US$189 Jolla Tablet - Jolla Smartphone Fans and Developers combined with Price and specs guarantee success

There’s little to say here.

Sailfish OS first began swimming about in November 2013 on the Jolla smartphone that had limited release in Finland and Europe priced US$510 (€399), with many comparing it to the Nokia N9 at as stated in the article “Jolla prices first Sailfish OS smartphone at €399 for a 2013 launch” published May 20, 2013 05:37 am By Aaron Souppouris, The Verge.

Not surprising, as Finland is where the ex-Nokia founders of Jolla call home as noted in the article “Jolla: Ex-Nokia employees launch smartphone”, published 27 November 2013 Last updated at 13:38 GMT By Dave Lee, Technology reporter, BBC News.

So a Tablet almost a year later is kinda fast, suggesting that probably many of the 7,923 backers may actually be Developers of the Jolla smartphone who see huge potential in the Jolla Tablet.

Once their Indiegogo funding round is completed, the Jolla Tablets will retail in the following Countries through their suppliers:

1.      China
2.      Europe
3.      Hong Kong
4.      India
5.      Russia
6.      UK
7.      US of A

According to analyst IDC, Tablets aren't doing so well this year, with shipment growing only by 7.2% in 2014 compared to 52.5% in 2013, a very dramatic slowdown  as reported in the article “IDC: Tough year for Tablets, not as bad as thought for PCs”, published November 25, 2014 11:48 AM PST by Edward Moyer, CNET News.

Still, the specs, Price and built-in following thanks to their previous Jolla Smartphone and now their clearly successful Indiegogo Crowdfunding run for the US$189 Jolla Tablet guarantees that this Tablet will be a hit, both in Finland and the rest of the World!

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