Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Nov 2013 15:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Jolla's first smartphone, running their new SailfishOS, will be released in Finland on 27 November. It will feature Nokia HERE maps, and the Yandex Android application store.

Currently featuring over 85,000 apps in 17 categories, Yandex.Store offers the best and most popular apps - from social networking and communication apps like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Skype, Viber and WeChat to games like Angry Birds. Yandex.Store will provide in-app purchase opportunities and is available on smartphones and tablets in 37 languages.

International, non-Finnish people who preordered (like myself) will be notified via email shortly. I can't wait. I'm getting the 'other half' in red and white (I get two of them as part of my preorder package) - or perhaps, hot candy pink? Any suggestions from you guys and girls?

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The only platform that stands a chance
by dsmogor on Sat 16th Nov 2013 19:44 UTC
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Is virtual one that could provide effective WORA across existing devices.
If Jolla cooperates with Digia to push QT as an effective alternative to Android / IOS native apis while remaining wholly compatible they could see some adoption.
I wouldn't count on high profile app developers to get interested, but they are not the ones that provide those ~1M app figures on each app store.

I don't know about WP, its UI paradigms seem incompatible enough to make such an effort futile.

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