Finnish carrier DNA to be the first to offer Sailfish flavored Jolla phones
Jolla unveiled its new phone last month and DNA had a hand in the design of it, relaying its customer's wishes directly to the Jolla design team. Last month Jolla started accepting pre-registrations and pre-orders at Jolla.com. By pre-registering, a person interested in the device leaves his email address and gets notified via email when the phone is available to be ordered. For 100 EUR ($134 USD), a buyer can reserve a Jolla "The Other Half" unit with no obligation to buy. The 100 EUR is deducted from the final purchase price.
"It is valuable to find a good operator as a partner in the domestic market. The cooperation between DNA and Jolla has been extremely rewarding, and we place particular value on the feedback regarding the wishes of customers, received from an operator that knows its clientele. Our two companies are equally enthusiastic about the launch of Jolla smart phones at DNA Stores nationwide during the last quarter."-Tomi Pienimäki, CEO, Jolla
The device comes with a 4.5 inch display, an undisclosed dual-core processor, 16GB of native storage, an 8MP camera, a replaceable battery and 4G connectivity. The phone offers snap on halves which can change the color theme of the phone and even add new features. This is where the working title for the phone comes into play. With no contract, the handset is expected to cost 399 EUR ($512 USD).
MeeGo, as you might recall, was the OS behind the Nokia N9 and years before BlackBerry 10 was launched, it featured gesture based navigation. Despite some fairly good reviews, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was already convinced that Windows Phone was the direction in which Nokia was heading and let the MeeGo team leave Nokia.
Jolla's new Sailfish OS powered phone
source: Jolla via Engadget
3. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
"Are you jealous if you're not from Finland?"
4. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Great news. Just like germans. They mostly buy their products to support their own economy.
5. threed61 (Posts: 135; Member since: 27 May 2011)
So loyal that Samsung just replaced Nokia as Finlands top brand. Sailfish looks good, I wish them luck.
6. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
Not really. Nokia already making a comeback via WinPho :http://www.phonearena.com/news
9. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1044; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
keep us with the Goss bro nokia is back on top
7. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
I want one so bad just to try what its like. MeeGo with new skin looks really enticing.
11. Avenger337 (Posts: 59; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)
Looks nice Sailfish and has the ability to run android apps. No doubt the legitimate heir Meego. Just leave but I will evremos as the public. Having much luck. Nokia, I recommend you to start really taking them into account.