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Jolla smartphone with Sailfish OS released by ex-Nokia team, will come globally soon

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.

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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).

[source][via] Thanks toAlexander Bezprozvanny and Juha Seppänen

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10 comments

  1. Alexander Bezprozvanny

    Dear Laura, I expect from the experienced author to get facts straight before publishing any writings. Please be advised, that Jolla had never been lead by Stephen Elop – instead, it was and still is lead by people, fired from Nokia by Elop or who left Nokia because of Elop. TheRegister – which is listed as one of the sources for your article- clearly states, that "Jolla, the Finnish startup made up of Nokia executives _purged_ by Stephen Elop". What a subtle difference 🙂

  2. Wow, right said. But it seems now Laura has changed the sentence without apology?

  3. We are humans and even most experienced people make mistakes…

  4. We are humans and even most experienced people make mistakes…

  5. Alexander Bezprozvanny

    Anirudh Madhav you are totally right! We all do mistakes every now and then. However, majority of people acknowledge their mistakes instead of just quietly wiping out the mess. But it's OK – at least the article is now corrected, and that's what matters.

  6. That's a clear typo, it should have been "beheaded by".

  7. Is this a joke? If not, Laura could use a more than a little bit of help from a friend or my language-checking company at http://www.writeit.fi.

  8. Her language is dreadful. It's a very bad advertisement for a smart new company like Jolla. Surely they can afford to pay a professional?

  9. One more thing here. People who set up Jolla were mostly former Nokia R&D engineers and senior managers. Calling them executives might be even insulting to them (sorry Sami, if you feel otherwise). At Nokia these guys were where the action was, not where the hand waving happened.

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