The Jolla Tab is the first tablet in the world to run the Sailfish OS, which was developed to be heavily gesture based. The big selling point is not only can it run native apps, but also has support for Android. Today, the company has announced that it is available for pre-order in limited quantities and will ship to European Union, Norway, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Australia, India, Hong Kong and Russia for €267.
The tablet has a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor based on the Bay Trail design inside, running at 1.8GHz. Its IPS display has a resolution of 2048×1536. Inside, there’s 2GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front facing camera and a 4450mAh battery. The tablet also has a microSD card slot to add additional storage.
When you pre-order this tablet it should be shipped out within a month or so, if you supported their crowdsourced campaign those are shipping out in a week.
We live in a world of Android and iOS, and to a limited degree Windows and Blackberry. It will be a pleasant change of pace to have a new operating system that had tablets in mind.
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