Jolla ends the Indiegogo campaign with 7,200 Sailfish OS tablets sold
December 10, 2014 at 21:24
On November 19, Jolla, a company founded by former Nokia workers, presented its first tablet with Sailfish OS in Helsinki, Finland. On the 20th, the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign began, with which they hoped to raise the $ 380,000 they needed to execute the project. Now, Jolla puts an end to it with a very positive balance, reaching the 7,200 tablets sold and $ 1,800,000 raised.
From the first moment, the reception of users exceeded initial expectations, reaching the first goal in just two hours and bordering on a million dollars during the first 24 hours. Fact that motivated Jolla to expand the campaign with three new features that would be added to the tablet if certain collection figures were exceeded.
The first one, 1.5 million dollars, was surpassed a few days ago, which means that the Jolla Tablet will be compatible with cards 128GB microSDHC. The second barrier, established at $ 1,750,000, was left behind with almost completed time, so the Finns commit to updating their Linux-based operating system by adding new functions such as the multiscreen and a new feature that will allow configuring messages called "Events" that will appear on the interface.
The tablet will be released almost worldwide in May or June 2015 and Sailfish OS 2.0 in the second quarter of next year: "We have promised to deliver it in the second quarter of 2015 and we are very sure that we can reach that goal," explains Juhani Lassila, head of communication at Jolla, who is surprised and grateful for the massive response from the users that have led them to position themselves as the sixth most successful technology campaign on the platform.
Jolla's task is now to take care of the 7,200 buyers who have opted for this proposal so that the user base can grow, who knows if we can be in front of a Real future alternative to iOS and Android. Sailfish OS and its success have shown that there are people who want something that does not come from Apple and Google, a new participant that breaks the duality of the market, something that Microsoft and Windows have not yet achieved.
Only one goal remains to be reached, located at $ 2.5 million, would have brought 3.5G connectivity for $ 30 more, but by not reaching the figure, Jolla does not commit to anything, although the option is still alive. Apart from the characteristics that we have already mentioned, the Sailfish OS tablet has a screen of 7.9 inch and resolution 2,048 x 1,536 pixels, processor Intel Atom Quad-core 1.8 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable internal storage, 5 and 2 megapixel cameras and a 4,300 mAh battery.