Jolla will unveil "something big" next week - possibly a new Sailfish OS smartphone, or tablet


Do you remember Jolla, the Finnish company that tries to continue what Nokia started years ago with MeeGo? Right now, Jolla only has one handset: the Jolla phone, which was released in November 2013, thus being one year old. It’s about time for some new hardware from Jolla, isn’t it? Well, the company today announced that “something big is about to begin” on November 19.

Jolla posted a teaser photo on Facebook, Twitter, and its official website, suggesting that we’re going to see either a new smartphone, or a new tablet on November 19. If it’s a smartphone, it may be a pretty large one - or at least larger than the current Jolla handset, which sports a 4.5-inch display, being smaller than most smartphones released nowadays.

If we will indeed see a new Jolla device next week, this is certainly going to be a Sailfish-based one. As you may know, Sailfish OS is Jolla’s gesture-based platform built on Linux and Mer (a fork of MeeGo).

The first Jolla smartphone is by no means a high-end device, offering modest hardware specs: its 4.5-inch display has a 540 x 960 pixels resolution, its processor is a dual-core Snapdragon 400, and there’s only 1 GB of RAM. Even so, Jolla still asks a high price for it: €349. We were disappointed by the Jolla phone when we reviewed it earlier this year, so we hope the company’s next product will be better.

Do you have any expectations from Jolla’s event next week?

sources: Jolla, Facebook

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11 Comments

1. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

Bring it on! I really liked the user interface of the N9!

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Bring it Jolla :)

2. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Looking forward to it.

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Hey FF, Jolla still is around and their open OS kicks your ass!

4. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

and I was just about to buy a lumia 1520 :P !

5. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah jolla makes a sexy new android lollipop phone!

6. mloudt

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

I got an idea. With these ex Nokia current Jolla employees and the fired ex Nokia workers Microsoft layed off, how about they come together again and form the New Old Nokia and that will satisfy all the people upset over the news that for the near to long term future we won't see Nokia on any phones anytime soon ladies and gentleman.

7. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

If they could put together a beautiful, high-spec'ed phone without pricing it above 1000 $, I'd consider it...

10. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

it's difficult though because they don't buy in bulk like other companies so it generally costs more for them

9. Atheneum

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

I have a high expectation for this OS. Bring it on!

11. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I don't like its app icons. But, on the second thought, this would be an awesome alternative smartphone. From the land of legend, where Nokia was born.

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