The Jolla Tablet project is officially dead

Jolla crowdfunded tablet now cancelled
Jolla Tablet
While a few lucky early Indiegogo backers will get their tablets, the others will get their money back.
Codrut Nistor,

Although the Jolla Tablet project had a lot of backers on Indiegogo and a few small batches eventually reached the early adopters, it looks like the end has come for this Android-powered slate hailing from Finland. Yesterday, a post on the official Jolla blog delivered the sad news.

According to the blog post mentioned above, which is entitled "Jolla Tablet: Aiming for Closure," early Indiegogo backers will get the last batch of slates. Unfortunately, Jolla mentioned that "for the rest of our backers, we now have a refund process in place." Jolla raised almost $1,000,000 USD in 24 hours back in 2014, then had another successful crowdfunding campaign in early 2015. They closed their Indiegogo fundraising campaign last year, on September 20, scoring a total of over $2,500,000 USD.

Unfortunately, the company faced serious issues with component delivery and the quality of the display. Only a few units shipped in October, after multiple delays, then suppliers had problems and production was relocated twice, leading to another delay. In the end, Indiegogo contributions will be refunded, including the amounts paid for shipping and accessories, and Jolla will disband. However, we might hear about them in the future again, since Sailfish OS might end up licensed to other companies in the industry.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-01-29 (Update: 2016-01-29)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.