Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th May 2016 11:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Jolla C is the first ever Sailfish OS community device, with a limited 1,000 units available for our developer and fan community. It is expected to ship in July 2016. Jolla C is used by Jolla developers and community members, and its users will naturally get all the latest vanilla Sailfish OS releases. Selected Jolla C users will be also invited to test Beta OS releases. With a quad-core Snapdragon™ processor, 2 GB memory, beautiful 5” HD display and dual SIM, the Jolla C works beautifully with Sailfish OS. You will get to keep the device for yourself after the Program.

Jolla is releasing a new smartphone, but in a very limited number - only a 1000 pieces - for selected users. It's not exactly a massive step forward compared to the first Jolla device, but it's a nice spec bump nonetheless.

It's unlikely many of us will own this one.

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by Kishe on Thu 26th May 2016 13:19 UTC
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I just got half of my money back after their tablet flop...i wouldnt trust them to deliver a handshake

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RE: Meh
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 26th May 2016 13:54 UTC in reply to "Meh"
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Even if they do deliver that handshake, check your rings afterwards.

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Will not know...
by dionicio on Thu 26th May 2016 13:50 UTC
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If not ask for.

Wishing the best to Sailfish Community ;)

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RE: Will not know...
by dionicio on Thu 26th May 2016 13:54 UTC in reply to "Will not know..."
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And please offer Kishe one unit on his plus account.

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Lack of ambition
by Adurbe on Thu 26th May 2016 14:32 UTC
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Who is going to want this phone?

Its not cutting edge, its old hardware with an unsupported OS and a community that is disenfranchised after a failed tablet launch fiasco.

I would be surprised if they even managed to sell off the 1000 they made..

If they had been a bit radical, put an SD 820 in extra RAM etc, to compete with the big boys, then ok, this feels like little more than a final hurrah and stock clearance

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RE: Lack of ambition
by arsipaani on Thu 26th May 2016 18:02 UTC in reply to "Lack of ambition"
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Jolla C is actually re branded Intex Aqua Fish. So most likely there is more than 1000.

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RE[2]: Lack of ambition
by tingo on Thu 26th May 2016 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Lack of ambition"
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Useful info. Thanks!

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RE: Lack of ambition
by avgalen on Thu 26th May 2016 19:42 UTC in reply to "Lack of ambition"
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These specs seem to match roughly with those from my ancient (but much loved) Nokia Lumia 1020. Pretty sure the camera quality is not going to match though, and phones like the 1020 can now be bought for about 100 Euro. Just putting things in perspective here.

I am quite surprised that they do such a give away while not having returned most of the money for the tablets (and not going to do that for at least another 6-12 months)

Edited 2016-05-26 19:43 UTC

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by judgen on Thu 26th May 2016 19:30 UTC
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Do they still have fans?

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by Adam S on Thu 26th May 2016 20:35 UTC
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They're either already out of stock, or they weren't available yet.

but you can't buy one...

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RE: Well...
by daedalus on Fri 27th May 2016 07:41 UTC in reply to "Well..."
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They're only expecting to ship in July and you need to join their "Sailfish Community Device Program" to get it, so it isn't and won't be available through their store.

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An excuse in advance?
by ThomasFuhringer on Fri 27th May 2016 07:24 UTC
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Calling it 'limited edition' seems to be meant a clever trick if you do not expect to find more than 1000 buyers anyway.

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by jb03 on Fri 27th May 2016 11:05 UTC
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*DISCLAIMER: The price of 169 EUR, including VAT and free-of-charge shipping, is the stated price for Finland. Final price will vary, depending on your country of residence.

And all sold out

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RE: price
by Pro-Competition on Fri 27th May 2016 16:24 UTC in reply to "price"
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Good info.

That's a reasonable price, I would say. And if they've got enough developer interest to sell out quickly, then all the better.

I wish them all possible success, despite failures of the past. We really need alternatives in the mobile OS field!

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RE[2]: price
by Adurbe on Fri 27th May 2016 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE: price"
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We do. But the market reality has clearly destroyed any contender. Windows phone, blackberry, WebOS, firefoxOS, Ubuntu Mobile, Meego, Tizen. And others. This is just another example of a dead OS sadly. It might hold a small community but cheering 1000 sales when MS is considered a failure at >4 Million speaks volumes

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RE[2]: price
by tylerdurden on Sat 28th May 2016 22:03 UTC in reply to "RE: price"
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Yeah I'm all for alternatives, but at this point Jolla is more a charity case than an alternative really.

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