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Engadget Tablet review: what's the point?

asked 2015-10-16 00:15:07 +0300

bilgy_no1 gravatar image

Seriously... that's one less tablet they could have sent to a paying customer. There's really no point sending out review units since no one can buy the tablet now. Also, sending it out later will allow a lot of the rough edges to be solved by software updates .

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Link: http://www.engadget.com/http:/www.engadget.com/2015/10/11/living-with-the-jolla-tablet/

Interesting review, but they kinda missed the biggest selling point of the thing is that its a linux tablet.

r0kk3rz ( 2015-10-16 00:44:32 +0300 )edit

Jolla has to go through that channel, i.e. need reviews and good publicity. Unfortunately, most reviews cannot think outside an Android or iOS box.

pmelas ( 2015-10-16 00:55:03 +0300 )edit

So with all the delayes and with the tablet being shipped in ridiculously small batches do you really think that there is a chance that any kind of publicity is "good"?

michel ( 2015-10-16 01:35:55 +0300 )edit

I don't see anything wrong with the review, it's pretty honest and straightforward, not everyone buys into niche products, which like the phone, is all it is. I wouldn't buy one, and the reasons stated in the article are what the general public would conclude, they don't want to have to jump through hoops, that's why they'll buy an android tab or an icrap, nothing to get butthurt about here, it tells it as it is. Jolla need to work on the OS and apps, not f about with hardware when they can't make their minds up whether or not they're going to support it down the line, the general public will not wait for a product, and they won't buy this.

davekelly ( 2015-10-16 02:21:53 +0300 )edit

And that review is talking about "1.3GHz Atom chip" while jolla.com/tablet promises more.

hzb ( 2015-10-16 10:58:19 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-10-16 01:12:02 +0300

Okw gravatar image

There's definitely point in sending out units for review.

Let's look at the big picture. One happy customer among a few hundred others compared to a review just before release made by a well-reputed reviewer site that reaches hundreds of thousands gadged enthusiasts.

Question: From Jolla's point of view, which alternative do you think weighs more?

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My point is that it's nowhere near general release, as per the latest shipping info. It It's better to have reviews out there when new customers can actually buy the tablet, which is after igg and pre orders have been fullfilled.

bilgy_no1 ( 2015-10-16 01:26:57 +0300 )edit

as long as they cant ship even the first (189$ perk) tablets there is really no point in publicity. These hundreds of thousands gadged enthusiasts might check this Jolla thing out now and as there is no chance at all to get one at this point they might just forget about Jolla before the Tablet really hits the market. On top they might get repelled by the mood in the jolla community right now.

michel ( 2015-10-16 01:27:17 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-10-16 10:29:31 +0300

tortoisedoc gravatar image

also remember there us no control on who is supporting the funding from jollas side.

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