Jolla tablet to be available in Australia

Jolla tablet to be available in Australia

Jolla has added Australia and Canada to the list of countries it will ship its forthcoming tablet to, as the Finnish smartphone startup continues its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

The startup began a crowdfunding campaign for its first tablet, based on Sailfish OS, on November 19, with the company promising its Jolla Tablet platform will be compatible with apps developed for Google Android.

In total, the smartphone startup has so far managed to raise $US1,193,394 ($A1,375,908) against a target of $US380,000, with the campaign continuing until December 9.

Jolla was created by engineers who previously worked in Nokia’s Meego-N9 smartphone team, who left Nokia after the company chose to use Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform rather than the internally-developed alternative, known as MeeGo.

Since launching in July 2012, Jolla has continued development on the Linux-based MeeGo platform, which is now known as Sailfish OS.

Late last year, Jolla released its first smartphone based on Sailfish OS in selected markets, while Microsoft ended up buying Nokia’s mobile phone division and recently dropped the iconic brand.

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