Jolla outs The Other Half: first Sailfish OS phone sports snap-on design and Android apps

Jolla outs The Other Half: first Sailfish OS phone sports snap-on design and Android apps
Jolla's announcement of the first phone with the Meego-based Sailfish OS is but a few hours away, yet the handset, with the working title The Other Half, was already outed in terms of specs, design and pricing.

Let's get the specs out of the way first - we get a 4.5" Estrade display, whatever that means, dual-core processor of the undisclosed variety, 16 GB of storage plus a microSD slot, an 8 MP rear camera, replaceable battery and "4G".

Of course, the big interest here is the gesture-based Sailfish OS, and its compatibility with Android apps, but for a thorough demonstration of the features we'll have to wait for the official launch event at 16:30 GMT/11:30 ET/8:30 PT. 

The Other Half apparently comes with a bunch of colorful snap-on "halves", the addition of which would make for adding new hardware features, and for now make the interface change its color scheme - "other half" indeed. The first Sailfish OS smartphone is expected to cost $512 (EUR 399) without a contract and subsidies.

source: Jolla via Engadget

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61 Comments

1. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Awesome

13. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I was soo waiting for this phone! And the best thing? Today is my Birthday and they are launching this phone :D Best gift!! Phone looks drop down gorgeous and Android app compatibility is

16. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Congratzz!

56. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

it is awesome indeed! both BlackBerry 10 and salfish OS will be a good contender for android and iOS coz of their ability to run android apps! which WP lacks and its ecosystem is soooo small! BlackBerry 10 catches up with the app ecosystem against WP and i'm pretty sure that jolla will catch up as well coz of the same reason, it can run android apps and Qt apps are plenty (symbian apps and meego apps are more than 100,000!)

58. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Very nice looks and the android app support is great step to sail in smartphone game.

17. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Cool right? I remember when i was waiting for a low-cost wp8 phone and they announced the 620 on my birthday

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Happy Jolla Birthday!

28. No_Nonsense unregistered

Dude,you are awfully punny.

35. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

So......wishing people happy birthday is punny? So...... I can't wish people happy jolla birthday? Dude, you have a buttload of nonsense, or I mean no sense at all.

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Happy Birthday mate! Cheers!

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Happy Birthday eisenbricher™ ®

34. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lol Troll are you thumbing down the dudes above??

37. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Is that coming from you eisenbricher? Why would i thumb down those, that's off key, and low class! Who ever it was, is a sick person thumbing you down on you're birthday™

41. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Sorry man didn't mean that way... PS: I didn't thumb you down

50. jackhammer91

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

happy birthday!!

27. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Surely it is! ®

46. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Another beautiful handset with beautiful OS!

52. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it's calles sexy phone with sexy OS. great job jolla team, many best of lucks to your future.......!!!

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

This OS actually looks half decent unlike Mozilla Firefox which just looks plain dull and rubbish. jolly have actually listened to today's market and created a quite brilliant gesture based UI by the looks of it!

3. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Dont what it is about green phones but they just look wrong. Picture 6 where the phone is mint-choc-chip green, looks vile. My younger bro had the samsung galaxy P (galaxy spica) in white but had option of a green backcover and that looked wrong on a phone too. On another note, this phone seems abit pricey for mid range specs. Unless they have some very sophisticated/UI software on it, i cant see them even making a dent on Apple or Android

30. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Check out the UI on youtube. There are lots of videos. As for the color green, it depends on choice. I like all my devices black, personally.

4. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

hory sh!t its like they slapped two phones :D

51. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

The design Stinks lik a Skunk !!!

5. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

JOLLA TAKE MY MONEY WALLET PLEASE DON'T CRY

6. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Wow.. I'm impressed... hope sailfish os will be a lag free OS with impressive features like multitasking,innovative ui, and other cool features.. by the way very nice design best of luck jolla..

29. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

It is already running lag free on Nokia N9 which is an OMAP3630 device with single core and an old GPU ;)

59. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

so will it be possible to get it running on my currently awesome N9 untill i can afford one ?

7. jamil_m7

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

looks bad I just hate the design :/

31. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

But I am sure you love the "new" S4 design!

61. jamil_m7

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

i liked the s3 design and the s4 came up just like it so good enough. and what i care about is the new octa-core proccessor lol.

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