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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by mutantsushi on Wed 21st Aug 2013 22:29 UTC
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Can anybody tell me how Sailfish's multitasking work?
All I can find on it seems to focus on the INTERFACE to the multitasking.
Is just a generalized multitasking system with whatever running in the background?
Or does it prevent B/G programs in general, aside from a few limited API features, more like iOS?
The latter is really the way to go in mobile IMHO, I don't want to worry about managing
loads of programs running in the background sucking energy.

Overall, it seems great, QT but also with Android compatability. I never was impressed with Android, but having app compatability is a big thing for a small new OS entrant. And QT is of course an already existing API, so there's that much less friction to getting 'native' development (especially given that QT apps should be portable to Android/iOS with more library overhead).
(although the background/multitasking issue may be relevant for some Android apps)
Going in for the preorder wasn't my cup of tea, but I feel well disposed to picking up a Sailfish phone in the future.
It seems less 'open' than Ubuntu phone, but not really enough to be a problem.

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