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11/19/2014
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Jolla Looks To Crowdsource Tablet

Former Nokia employees turn to the Web for help funding their dream tablet.

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jagibbons
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11/20/2014 | 9:53:12 AM
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Thank you for helping me better understand.
Susan Fourtané
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11/20/2014 | 9:51:40 AM
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jagibbons,

No one is using the idea of Nokia being a parent for any marketing purpose. I just said that because Sailfish was based on Nokia's MeeGo platform and Jolla's founders worked for Nokia for many years before founding Jolla. That's all. Nokia has nothing to do with the present Jolla.  

Nokia still exists as a healthy company with three businesses, and this is not only in Finland. Only the handset division was sold to Microsoft, not the whole Nokia. It seems like there is still confusion about this. 

-Susan

 
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11/20/2014 | 9:18:18 AM
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I'm not sure I'd want to use the idea of Nokia being a parent for marketing purposes. While Nokia used to lead the phone market, the market share had slipped considerably before being bought out. In Finland, the Nokia name may still reign supreme, but I'm not sure a lot of younger customers in the US have really ever heard much about it.

That being said, the ability of Sailfish OS to run Android apps is a strong selling point. Good hardware specs at a low price with portability of apps from Android. It sounds like a good formula for success.
Susan Fourtané
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11/20/2014 | 5:55:02 AM
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As I said about the Nokia's N1, I was also at the epicenter of Jolla's announcement at the Slush conference in Helsinki yesterday. The Jolla tablet was nicely on display and the crowd was excited. (Jolla means small boat, in Finnish) 

This probably reflects on the super successful crowdfunding campaign which is close to reaching $1M in a little more  than 24 hours after the launch.

As if two new tablets on the market were not exciting enough, they are both Finnish tablets. :D Also, we could count Nokia as Jolla's parent because Jolla's founders are ex-Nokians. 

-Susan
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