Jolla, a Finnish startup headed by a team of ex-Nokia engineers fired by Stephen Elop has released its first smartphones for sale. However only 450 phones are available for purchase for consumers in Finland.
The smartphone features a 4.5-inch display powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 1 Gb of RAM and with 16GB of internal memory with a microSD slot. The phone has a primary 8 megapixel camera and a secondary 1.3 megapixel camera. 3G and 4G are also supported, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Jolla uses Sailfish OS primarily based on MeeGo which is an open source code and later removed by Nokia. Android application are also supported on Sailfish OS with a large choice of applications for the user to choose from.
“There’s different opportunities for people to get apps from different places, different stores,” said Marc Dillion, Co-founder. “We are ramping up our Jolla community right now. There’s already a Sailfish website so that developers can come and and contribute.”
Low demand of Nokia in Finland and the move to Microsoft has caused Jolla to launch the phones in their home country. Durinf its successful tenure Nokia was the main contributor of Finland’s corporate tax and the people of Finland were proud to have such a world-class company.
Jolla has so far received order from 130 countries and the company will be ramping up production to meet demand, Dillion added.
“We have created a world-class platform, users will be getting more choice”.
The smartphone is priced at €399 ($541, £332).