Indiegogo campaign raises three times as much as the original target
A crowd-funded campaign by Finnish mobile company Jolla to produce a new tablet device has raised more than three times as much money as it needed.
As a result, the company is planning to add the option of 3G HSDPA mobile data connectivity to the forthcoming Jolla Tablet. In addition, it’ll introduce a split-screen user interface and the ability to handle MicroSDHC memory cards of up to 128GB.
Podcast - 26th November 2014
In this week's podcast we're talking about the potential purchase of the O2 UK mobile network by BT.
We also discuss new tablets from Nokia and Jolla, the end of a patent battle, mobile payments via instant messaging, app development for the Apple Watch and plans to make even more spectrum available for mobile broadband in the UK .
A recent court filing appears to show Google and the Rockstar patent licensing business settling their lawsuit.
Rockstar is a consortium of companies that includes Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony. It acquired thousands of former Nortel Network Corp patents in 2011, paying $4.5 billion.
Apple has made it possible for software developers to start creating applications that interact with its forthcoming Apple Watch, which is expected to go on sale early next year.
The company’s new WatchKit software will offer developers the ability to create watch-centric apps and link other apps to the watch without having a physical device to work with.
Jolla Tablet will run the Android-friendly Sailfish OS and is expected around May 2015
Finnish smartphone manufacturer Jolla is now planning to produce its own tablet device.
The Jolla Tablet is being offered via crowd-funding site Indiegogo, with shipments anticipated in the second quarter of 2015.