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Jolla Introduces Its First Sailfish Smartphone

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May 20, 2013, 9:48 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Jolla today announced its first device, a smartphone called the Jolla. Jolla is based in Finland and took over the remnants of Nokia's Meego operating system. It has been working to create a new, gesture-based operating system based on Meego called Sailfish. The smartphone announced today is the fruit of its labors. The Jolla device features a 4.5-inch HD display, a dual-core processor, support for LTE 4G networks, an 8-megapixel autofocus camera, and will include a user-replaceable battery. The Jolla also features exchangeable shells, which allow owners to customize the appearance of their device. Last, the Jolla's Sailfish operating system will be able to run Android applications. Jolla said the device, which costs 399 Euros, will ship by the end of the year.

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May 21, 2013, 6:43 PM

Jolla's Sailfish operating system will be able to run Android applications

Sounds good for me.
As a developer I'm really happy to know that there are emerging platforms (environments) that are compatible with what we currently have, at least to a certain point, and they offer a completely different experience to the final user.
I'd like to see something more business focussed though, I've not seen something serious for businessmen since the Symbian (S60) and Blackberry era (the 5-6-7 OS). I'd put my bet on MS Windows phone, though a lunux based platform going for the busine...

May 20, 2013, 12:30 PM

Not enough information

It would ne nice to have a breakdown of which bands and what schemes are going to be covered by this device. It's hard to pre-order when it is impossible to know if it is going to do any better than GSM/GPRS with a particular carrier.

I love my N900, which runs on Maemo, a predecessor of the Sailfish OS so I'm interested but Band IV AWS WCDMA has to be covered to help me since I am on T-Mobile in a smaller market.
Perhaps the final specs and details are still not determined. If you are interested then you can show your support with "no money down". Since Nokia's N9 was pentaband 3G perhaps they will do the same but european and asian LTE frequencies are differe...
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