Finnish designer and mobile device developer Jolla is using crowdfunding site Indiegogo to develop its Jolla Tablet, the world’s “first people powered tablet,” which will run Sailfish OS 2.0. The campaign launched on Wednesday and reached its goal of $380,000 within hours. The project had raised more than $740,000 as of mid-afternoon.
The campaign currently has 21 days left, and the company reports the tablet will run the same Sailfish operating system as the Jolla Phone. It’s being positioned as an “open-source iPad.”
The tablet will measure 7.85 inches and will have a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core Intel processor. The device will come with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and an SD card slot, a feature missing from popular tablets like the Apple iPad Mini 3, Google Nexus 9 and the Nokia N1.
The Jolla tablet will be Wi-Fi only, also coming with a 5-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel front shooter and a 4,300 mAh battery. The current price point is less than $200.
Those who buy early scored the Jolla for $189, though all of those tablets have sold out. Buyers can still purchase the tablet for $199 and a $20 flat rate shipping fee to Norway, the US, China, Hong Kong, Russia, India and Europe.
One of the highly-promoted features of the Jolla tablet is the Sailfish operating system, which is “totally independent.” Jolla promises users it will never sell or share their data with anyone, and there’s no way that third-party companies could monitor their data.
“Together with the open source community, we’re continuing to strengthen our privacy capabilities at every opportunity,” the company says on its indiegogo page.
You can donate to the campaign here.