Jolla Unveils New Handset “Aqua Fish” at MWC Following Sailfish Tablet Failure

Jolla 2Last month, it was revealed that Finland-based startup, Jolla, was forced to pull the plug on its Indiegogo project, Sailfish. The unique tablet was been dubbed by the company as the world’s “first crowdsourced tablet” to surface. Following the project’s capital raising success, Jolla returned to the global crowdfunding platform once again for the tablet with a new 64GB version. Despite its crowdfunding success, Jolla was unable to deliver to every backer their tablet and the company shut down the project altogether.

Now, just a few weeks after the sad Sailfish news, it appears that Jolla has a new project and, this time, wasn’t presented on the global crowdfunding platform. It was revealed that the company showed up at MWC with its first handset called “Aqua Fish.”

Engadget reports that Aqua Fish comes with a tweak version of Sailfish and includes a feature called “Super Apps.” It is equipped with Qualcomm silicon (1.3 GHz), 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch 720p display and 16GB of storage. Rumors about Aqua Fish surfaced months ago and Jolla confirmed that it will be available through Intex in India starting this April.

Jolla Aqua FishBut fear not, Sailfish backers, it seems the company may still give your money back. The company previously stated it will plan to do the following:

  1. Ship remaining Tablets to Indiegogo backers: will ship 540 units as soon as they can starting from February (so, sometime this month)
  2. Refund the remaining Indiegogo contributors: Jolla aims to refund the total contribution, including shipping and all accessories. Due to the financial constraints this will happen in two parts: half of the refund will be done during Q1/2016, and the other half within a year, our financial situation permitting.

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