Jolla says it sent out the first orders this week, with more to follow.
The tablet features a 7.85 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel IPS display, an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, front and rear cameras, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 4,450 mAh battery.
All told, it has the kind of hardware you’d expect from a decent 2014-era Windows or Android tablet. But what makes the Jolla Tablet different is that it runs Sailfish OS, a Linux-based operating system developed by Jolla.
The company was founded by former Nokia employees and Sailfish is a continuation of the work Nokia had put into the MeeGo operating system before deciding to start producing phones that run Windows (and eventually selling its phone hardware business to Microsoft).
Sailfish has a gesture-based user interface that lets you access the launcher, running apps, notifications, and other features by swiping or tapping on the home screen. In addition to native Jolla apps, the operating system can support some, but not all Android apps.
The Jolla Phone and Jolla Tablet are the only phones that ship with the operating system, but it’s also been ported to a number of other devices including Google Nexus phones and tablets.
Want to get your hands on a Jolla Tablet? Right now the company is only shipping units to backers of its Indiegogo campaign. You can sign up to be notified if and when more units are available… but now that Jolla is scaling back its hardware ambitions to work on licensing its software, I wouldn’t expect mass production of a tablet with last year’s hardware to be a high priority for the company.
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