As the Jolla Tablet was approaching the final hours of its crowdsourcing project, it required $30.000 dollars to beat another step within the initiative. Well, Jolla fans were mobilized and they gathered an extra 100k and got it over it.
The final amount collected is $1.824 million dollars and 13,115 funders participated within this crowdsourcing effort. The average is about $139 per each spender, which is very generous. The device will arrive in 2015, around spring and the first stage of the financing was to give the device a microSD card slot, once the money got to $1.5 million. Then $1,75 million meant split screen and $2,5 million meant 3.5G, but it didn’t get to that. In case you’re not aware of Jolla’s history, the company is made of the core of people who worked on MeeGo over at Nokia, only to give up the company, once it started drifting towards Microsoft.
Jolla’s first phone wasn’t exactly a hit, so that’s why their tablet must become a big deal, in order for the company to really make it. The Sailfish OS looks very promising and there should also be support for Android apps available. Jolla tablet comes with a 7.85 inch IPS LCD display, 32 GB of storage, 2 GB of RAM and a 5 megapixel camera at the back, plus a 4300 mAh battery.