Jolla sees millions of Sailfish OS powered phones getting sold
posted by Alan F. / Dec 02, 2013, 2:04 PM
Jolla has raised $258 million to get the project to the point it is at now, and has added Nokia's HERE maps to the software. Sailfish OS includes Yandex's Android app store which currently has 85,000 apps. The OS has been smartly designed to run Android apps. The gesture-based UI has yet to win everyone over. Marc Dillon, Jolla's software chief, says that there are only two "simple gestures," pushing in from the edge of the screen and pushing out from the center of the screen.
The first runs off the assembly line have already been sold out and the first 450 units were delivered to an event on Sunday in Helsinki. Thanks to the gesture controls, the device has no buttons, similar to the MeeGo powered Nokia N9. There were many fans of the Nokia model who felt that the OEM should have stuck with MeeGo instead of dropping it to focus on the Windows Phone powered Lumia line.
But that move gave Jolla the opportunity to start working on Sailfish OS and now that the Jolla phone has launched, next year it will be sold in Europe and Asia. And according to Jolla Chairman and CEO Antti Saarnio, between the Jolla phone and those produced by its partners, he sees millions of Sailfish OS models getting sold.
source: Bloomberg via FierceWireless
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I think Nokia must use this OS as an alternative for WP. And i really like to try it on my Android device.
posted on Dec 02, 2013, 2:09 PM 5
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In a matter of months, Nokia will be done with using OS's..for they won't be making mobile phones any more.
posted on Dec 02, 2013, 3:33 PM 0
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Show us the numbers that prove that WP isn't moving forward, rather standing still, or digressing.. If you can prove that to me today I will convert to Android, and preach that I hate WP till eternity. http://www.wpcentral.com/windo
posted on Dec 02, 2013, 4:23 PM 0
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Talking about sales, iP 5S is now top selling device here in Finland, along with two Samsungs. Apple and Samsung also have highest loyalty ratings. In former homeland of Nokia. But after all Nokia didn't have other chance and if they had changed the OS to Android, they propably would be like Sony (Ericsson).
posted on Dec 02, 2013, 4:49 PM 1
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Show Elop how its done Jolla. And if it should be a 3 horse race, this would be my third horse, not that unfinished os from MS.
posted on Dec 02, 2013, 2:14 PM 5
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I'll stick with a Lumia WP Device...
posted on Dec 02, 2013, 2:58 PM 0
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well they're only trying to convince rational buyers to buy the phone, not fanboys in love with one or the other os.
posted on Dec 02, 2013, 3:16 PM 2
Seeing and reality are two different things here.
posted on Dec 02, 2013, 3:03 PM 0
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Just like iOs7....lags and stutters.
posted on Dec 02, 2013, 3:32 PM 5
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seriously dude this article has nothing to do with windows phone stop bring it here and ios 7 has nothing to do with it neither android yes since android will determine the success of sailfish or not !
posted on Dec 03, 2013, 2:47 AM 0
Jolla.. hundred times better than WP. Too bad Nokia doesn't use Jolla. Good hardware (Nokia) and bad OS (WP) don't mix
posted on Dec 02, 2013, 7:52 PM 0
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Good for them!! I hope their hard work pays off. Be interesting t see where they are by the end of 2015-ish. Mobile is a hard, fast moving, what have you updated me to lately-type of world, and the support, improvements, and new devices will be the main challenge for them.. Supply lines are already stretched thin and markets in a lot of areas already saturated. Hard to see Jolla keeping their heads above water, but it would be neat to see it.
posted on Dec 02, 2013, 9:53 PM 0
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