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+ - Jolla Crowdfunds its First Tablet

Submitted by SmartAboutThings
SmartAboutThings (1951032) writes "Jolla is another rising star in the tech world, having recently expanded its smartphone sales into more countries across the world, with India included. Jolla’s Sailfish OS is considered by many as a direct successor to Nokia and Intel’s MeeGo and the N9 mobile phone, but only its software is based on the open-sourced components of MeeGo. And now it seems that the company is ready to start the production of their very first tablet .

The Jolla Tablet features a 7.9-inch screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1563. The device is powered by a 1.8GHz 64-bit quad-core Intel processor, comes with a 32GB of storage, has 2GB of RAM and a 5MP rear camera. Judging by its size, we can see that this is another take on the iPad Mini and even on the ‘sister’ company Nokia. While there aren’t too many Sailfish-specific apps available, just like the phone, Jolla’s tablet will be compatible with Android apps."

Comment: fiction vs. reality (Score 1) 66

by muckracer (#43580061) Attached to: Robot Snake Could Aid Search and Rescue Operations

"So how'd those new robot snakes work out when you poured through the rubble?"
"Excellent, Sir! We've located 4 survivors with them!"
"Nice work!! Their relatives must be ecstatic!"
"Well, actually it didn't work out that way, Sir..."
"Whaddayamean?!"
"All 4 unfortunately succumbed to heart attacks as soon as we spotted them, Sir..."
"Well, that's not good! Really not!!"
"No, Sir. We're still working on that part..."

Comment: Re:Logical Fallacy Bingo (Score 1) 706

by muckracer (#41681695) Attached to: US Presidential Debate #2 Tonight: Discuss Here

> The reason is because their natural constituency (of which I am
> one) is smart enough to know that "Nadering" Obama and
> ending-up with Romney is not in our best interests. I would rather
> have the Greens in charge, but that is not an option; a liberal voting
> for the Green Party is a vote for Romney.

So with other words, you are a Democrat! Got it. ;-)

Comment: Re:Whatever (Score 3, Insightful) 121

by muckracer (#41606619) Attached to: Phil Zimmermann's New App Protects Smartphones From Prying Ears

>> and Ron Paul elected president before this will happen.

> FOUR MORE WEEKS, FOUR MORE WEEKS...!! :-D

Of course this was meant as a joke. ;-)
We all know, that in reality Gary Johnson (L) will be elected President! And then we don't need to encrypt our phone calls anymore...at least not because of the government snoops, because Pres. Johnson has shut them all down! :-)

Comment: Re:Will it... (Score 1) 165

by muckracer (#41396915) Attached to: Sony Announces 'Superslim' PS3

Actually it may be the case:

"According to some unofficial information, the new PlayStation 3 super-slim model (CECH-40) is powered by IBM Cell microprocessor made using 32nm process technology as well as Nvidia RSX graphics processor produced using 28nm fabrication process."

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multimedia/display/20120919071155_Sony_Debuts_Smaller_and_Lighter_PlayStation_3.html

Little known fact about Middle Earth: The Hobbits had a very sophisticated computer network! It was a Tolkien Ring...

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