Jolla's Sailfish OS-based phone going on sale on November 27 in Finland for €399 ($540)
0. phoneArena 15 Nov 2013, 03:51 posted on
Ever since it got a head-start, courtesy of its ex-employer Nokia, Jolla has been working hard to bring to market their vision of what a smartphone experience should be like...
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5. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
come to papa also just saying but Jolla said there's is a possibility that the other half could give us a qwerty keyboard ! or a game controller it's the Jolla vision :p !
6. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
The other half concept is very interesting one.
It's like with third party software. Everybody allows it in their systems, so that other programmers can add things, system creators didn't think about.
The idea of the other half is to bring this freedom to the hardware world. So that third party producers can extend hardware capabilities in a way, the phone makers didn't think about.
That way, we can hope, that we will be able to buy second half with full qwerty keyboard, or e.g. with meteorologic instruments, or better camera module, or loudspeakers. That way sky is the limit.
The only problem is that nobody will invest in 'the other half', if the platform is not successful. So if many people will buy it, it can be the best smartphone ever made, one day. Till then, all the phone represents is just a refreshing view at user interface...
10. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)
You mean it is really like two phones slapped together?
7. GeekMovement (Posts: 2140; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Looks amazing, loving the elegant simple UI design. Look at that dialer!
9. GeekMovement (Posts: 2140; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
The only thing that I'm not too sure of is the design of the icons... a bit bland and not attractive, but it would be nice to see it in person first.
8. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
The phone looks incredible but nobody will buy an uncertain-future OS phone at that price...
11. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
the whole of the maemo community and N9 users will !
also alot of people bought the n9 knowing it had no future !