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The Movement - Jolla with SailFishOS

Jolla has just unveiled its first smartphone, which will go on sale this year for €399 (roughly $510). Running the company's MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS, it features a 4.5-inch display, a dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, LTE (in selected markets), removable back covers, 16GB of onboard storage, and a microSD slot. According to Jolla, the handset will be "compliant" with Android apps, although it's not sure how many apps will be supported, nor is it clear where users will download the apps from.

At present, the launch is limited to a select few European countries, but Jolla says it'll expand availability in the future. There's no firm word on a release date just yet, but the company says it'll ship the smartphone by the end of this year. It's not clear how the market will respond to yet another smartphone OS. In addition to the big four of Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry, we're anticipating the release of phones running Samsung's and Intel's Tizen OS shortly, along with consumer launches of Firefox OS and Ubuntu-based phones. Sailfish OS (by way of MeeGo) has pedigree in the form of thewell-received Nokia N9, but Jolla doesn't have the rights to Nokia's much-lauded Harmattan UI, so has created an entirely gesture-based interface for its phone.

The Movement

  • Original Jolla design with ample 4.5” Estrade display
  • Dual core and 4G*
  • 16GB storage + microSD
  • 8MP AF camera
  • User-replaceable battery
  • The Other Half
  • Easy-to-use, gesture based Sailfish OS
  • Android™ app compatible
  • 399€ - we target to ship by the end of 2013
Pre-order now!
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