The very fist Jolla smartphone on sale from November 27 in Finland
Jolla announced in a Tweet that their very first smartphone will be sold on November 27 in Helsinki as the retail partner is none other than DNA which has been Jolla’s pre-order partner as well.
The 4.5 inch IPS device with Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor (1.4 GHz), 1GB of RAM and 3G, 4G connection is expected to be a hit in Finland. We’ll update you with more news as soon as possible, so stay tuned if you’re interested in Jolla Mobile’s first device.
The Jolla smartphone will operate with Sailfish architecture that is figuratively an ecosystem when it comes to the business plan. Any hardware platform on which can be launched a kernel ready to work with the Mer core (System essentials, Multimedia, Wayland (display server protocol), Graphics (X11), Communications, Personal Information Management, Software Management, Security, Build and Development) as well as UI and middleware (Home screen & switcher, Real live multitasking, Input methods, Ambiance theming, Localisations, multimedia codecs, Power management optimisations, Integrated UX for key web services, Application and UI performance optimisations). Jussi Hurmola, a founder, commented on the matter that ‘Creating an ecosystem is about co-operating, it’s not about going alone. What we are doing is collecting partners. I’m open to all co-operations. There are different forms of co-operation of course, but the key is to grow the ecosystem.’ With the Jolla’s UI complete Jolla has a tangible product to unite old MeeGo partners scattered around the world.Sailfish OS device will include software from the following platforms.
- Sailfish (natively created + ported like from Qt, Symbian, MeeGo – developers have reported that porting a Qt written software with Sailfish SDK takes a few hours only)
- MeeGo (because of backward compatibility thanks to MeeGo code legacy included in the Mer core)
- Android (using built-in Alien Dalvik by Myriad Group, which will allow to use it like a native, but with limitations which can happen about UI, if not ported and adjusted)
- Unix and Linux (as Sailfish is Linux then using such a software is possible, especially RPM packages, either in terminal/console mode or with limitations implying from using Sailfish UI, if not ported and adjusted)