(Image above is an old photo from the Jolla Retail shop in Kazakhstan)
Do not look at detail: at this ‘design cycle’ there will be the only the essential, and one page only.
And the essential is the Jolla Aigo Tablet campaign!
To recover resources for the site, and buy the next devices to be tested on arrival, we thought of things like Patreon subscriptions, or banner ads that would have worsened the UX and slowed the site…
So, being Jolla-Devices of a blog that focuses on hardware more or less officially supported by Jolla and Sailfish OS, we decided to launch our small Store!
And to launch the store in style, we thought about the autumn campaign: pseudoJollaTablet.
The aim is to bring users a device that has turned out to be the twin of the coveted and unavailable Jolla Tablet: the Aigo Tablet. And this without reaching speculative prices, doing an operation of order, import, modification and reshipment of some tablets from China.
An ‘Aigo’ Tablet: a 7,8″ that weight, look and feel like the Jolla Tablet.
It’s has basically the same tech specs, also the processor – we where worried about – but it’s the same quad 1.8Ghz.
What you will get
- Aigo Tablet new condition (opened box)
- SD memory (A1 class) – if selected
- mini usb cable (which works as data cable)
- Wall plug 2 round
- Chinese sleeve (not sure it’s neoprene)
- There may be an extra mini-usb to USB converter (?)
- Jolla-Devices card
What you pay for
- Item already imported in UE (90% of users is in UE)
- Time for conversion to Sailfish OS, and time for updates OTA up to Nurmonjoki 188.8.131.52
- Installing Storeman, F-Droid, and Aptoide
- No worries, we take the risks related to devices that fail to convert!
- Last, you support Jolla-Devices for improve site, fund our upcoming QT app, and budget for new devices.
Some photos taken on the first copy arrived, after the ‘conversion’ to Sailfish on a light wood background.
Mapbagrag Case for JT
How to buy
The price of this first “alpha” round of ‘Aigo’ Tablet is 249 € + shipping costs.
- Shipping in EU: 28.5 € DHL / UPS
- Shipping to USA, Canada, Europe other: 35 € DHL / UPS
Note: in next ‘beta’ round, and in definitive version of store the price may rise a little, along with fancy accessories and higher memory setups, not to drop.
Be fast, this is the first step for early adopters and friends.
The collection of orders for this first round will end on Monday 29 October, when we will order the 5 pieces to our Chinese contact.
The shipment will be DHL and should take a week to reach us, and less than a week to reach a destination in EU (ie: your home).
NB. The order will take place even if all the 5 tablets are ordered.
Differences with Original Jolla Tablet
Aigo and Jolla Tab uses different screen LCD, Aigo screen is from LG and Jolla Tab from Sharp. They have different connectors and hence slightly different pcb and HW version being different. It’s basically the same.
Original JT may have more saturated colors.
The battery here is 4300mAh vs a claimed 4450 mAh in JT. Minimum difference.
(We have heard rumors about a more capacious replacement battery, we will deepen soon)
The chassis is a “dark gray” colour, with front black. There is no Jolla logo in chassis, but the AIGO instead. Just to know.
Phone Style: Bar, multi-touch screen, 7.85 inch Capacitive touchscreen
Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
Processor: Intel Z3735F Quad Core 1.33GHz
Google Play Store: Yes
Screen Size: 7.85 inch QXGA IPS touchscreen
Display reulotion: 2048*1536 pixel
Color Support: 16 million colors
Screen Technology: Multi-touch screen
Camera Resolution: 5.0MP rear camera + 2.0MP front camera, digital zoom
Data Technology: GPRS，EDGE，HSPA
Bluetooth: Yes 4.0
WLan: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
USB: USB 2.0, USB OTG
GPS: GPS/A-GPS (Built-in GPS chipset)
Video Player: AVI, MP4, 3GP, MOV, MKV, FLV
Audio Player: FLAC, APE, MP3, OGG, AMR, AAC
Image: JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
Ringing Tones: Downloadable
Message: SMS, MMS, Email
Phone Book: 1000 contacts
Radio: Network FM
Interface/Port: 3.5mm earphone jack / micro USB
Office 2013: Support
Battery: Li-on battery(4300mAh)
Standby Time: Up to 4-6 hours
Built-in Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM
TF Card: Supports up to 32GB
Dimensions: 203 x 137 x 8.3mm