Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jan 2014 17:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In October 2011, with the writing on the wall after Nokia switched to Windows Phone and closed the long-running MeeGo project, several former Maemo Nokians left the company ("Nokia was a coward"). With support from their old employer through the Nokia Bridge program, but without any access to Nokia's intellectual property or patents, the new company - called Jolla - continued the work that spawned the legendary N9, only able to use the open source parts of that phone's software.

Late 2013, their work culminated in Sailfish, running on their own smartphone, the Jolla. In a way, this device and its software has been in the making since 2004-2005, and considering the rocky roads and many challenges these people had to overcome between then and now, the phone sometimes seems to radiate defiance and determination.

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RE: N810, N950
by No it isnt on Fri 31st Jan 2014 16:08 UTC in reply to "N810, N950"
No it isnt
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You forgot the main reason why on-screen keyboards suck: you can't rest your fingers on the them, feeling your way to the right key. There's no tactile guidance, only a feedback that says, essentially: "Haha! You just touched a key! (You dumb fuck.)" Some people consider touchscreen keyboards the future.

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