Finnish Sailfish/Android tablet rivalry heats up

Jolla quickly hit the Indiegogo goal for its first Sailfish-based tablet, with a quad-core Intel SoC, while Nokia tipped a similar Atom-based Android slate. After the MeeGo Linux project was killed off to make room for Tizen, and Nokia abandoned the smartphone-oriented Mer development branch of MeeGo it had used on the Nokia N9 in […]
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Finnish Sailfish/Android tablet rivaly heats up

Jolla quickly hit the Indiegogo goal for its first Sailfish-based tablet, with a quad-core Intel SoC, while Nokia tipped a similar Atom-based Android slate. After the MeeGo Linux project was killed off to make room for Tizen, and Nokia abandoned the smartphone-oriented Mer development branch of MeeGo it had used on the Nokia N9 in favor of Windows, several Nokia employees jumped ship to launch Jolla Ltd., which is also based in Finland. Jolla subsequently unveiled a Jolla smartphone in May 2013, running a Mer/Meego based Sailfish OS, and began shipping the phone by the end of the year. Now Jolla has already nearly doubled its $ 380,000 Indiegogo funding goal for a new Sailfish-based Jolla Tablet, which launched earlier today.
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Jolla’s Open Source Tablet Gets Crazy Crowd Love

Jolla, the company set up by former Nokia executives to keep the Meego operating system alive, raised more than $ 841,000 on Wednesday, the first day of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. That’s 221 percent of its goal of $ 380,000 — and the campaign has 21 days to go, closing Dec. 9. Nearly 5,325 people have contributed to the campaign, although only about 3,800 actually purchased the tablets. The first 1,000 contributors got the tablet for $ 189; the next 1,000 for $ 199, and both lots sold out fast.
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