The Jolla Tablet smashed through its crowdfunding target of $380000 in just a matter of hours since its debut on Indiegogo. And now, the company is stretching its goal to a whopping $2500000 and has promised some exciting new features if met.
The first target is set at $1500000 and it brings microSDXC card support to the Jolla Tablet. The slate is currently compatible with up to 32GB cards. With this enhancement, users will be able to add 128GB of expandable storage.
And if they managed to achieve $1750000, the company will be adding enhanced multitasking to its sailfish 2.0 OS through split-screen support. This attribute allows users to run two applications simultaneously, as you’ve probably seen on various Android devices, and is one of the most requested additions from the community.
The last goal which is of $2500000 is where the biggest benefit is. The Jolla slate will be treated to 3.5G connectivity which is essentially HSPA+ cellular support. This will most likely be limited to data access and it comes for a small price of $30 which is great considering other OEMs charge as much as $100 for this feature.
Here’s a quick refresher of the Jolla Tablet’s specs:
– OS: Sailfish 2.0
– Display: 7.85-inch 2048 x 1536 pixel IPS panel
– Processor: 1.8GHz quad core 64-bit Intel Atom
– RAM: 2GB
– Storage: 32GB internal, 32GB expandable
– Camera: 5MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery 384 grams
When we last checked, the Jolla Tablet managed to achieve $1326002 on Indiegogo and the campaign will end on December 9. You can book the device for just $209 before the said date and it’s expected to ship in May 2015.