Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Aug 2013 13:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

The first production batch of Jolla smartphones has been fully booked by consumers and selected sales channels. Jolla launched its first smartphone at the #JollaLoveDay event inMay. At the same time, Jolla kicked off an online pre-order campaign, which reached its first batch limit by mid-July. Online pre-orders were received from 136 countries in all.

I'm one of those who pre-ordered, so it's good news for me. They won't reveal just how many people placed a pre-order, but they do state that a typical batch (as mentioned) is about 50000 units.

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RE[2]: Comment by Fergy
by Fergy on Wed 21st Aug 2013 14:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Fergy"
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I'm not sure what unit of "success" you would use to measure the two products.

As far as I understand, they're at different stages of development and are being developed pretty differently. Jolla said, "We designed a phone, here's a prototype that you can try out, here's the SDK and development environment, who would like to preorder one?", whereas Ubuntu said, "We have this idea for a new type of phone, does anyone like the idea enough to contribute money to its development?".

It is my bias. I don't see Canonical succeeding. An easy to use fast on lowend hardware OS I do see succeeding.

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