Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 23:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The smartphone world is, at this point, a two-horse race. Android has the numbers, Apple's iOS has the figures. Everything else - Symbian, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc. - are also-rans. Irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Even though, say, Windows Phone not making any serious headway into the market, despite boatloads of money poured into the platform, RIM still thinks it can do better with BB10. Austrian website Telekom-Presse has a pretty detailed video hands-on with a BB10 device - the Z10 - and it left me with one burning question: what is BB10's identity?
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Jolla
by kragil on Wed 16th Jan 2013 00:25 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

"Jolla, for instance, plays the fully-open-source-and-open-development-card"

Fully open UI? Citation needed. More like Nokia-Meego IMO

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RE: Jolla
by drcouzelis on Wed 16th Jan 2013 12:01 in reply to "Jolla"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

I know what you mean, and it leaves me totally confused about the open source / software freedom / open development / "root control" of mobile operating systems.

I asked this question recently on the maemo.org forums in regards to Jolla:

http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=1296914#post1296914

...but the answers left me pretty much just as confused. ;)

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RE[2]: Jolla
by cdude on Thu 17th Jan 2013 07:20 in reply to "RE: Jolla"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

The Sailfish UI is QML. The core is open source (Mer), the middleware is (Nemo), the Sailfish QML components are or will be but the QML, the icons and artwork, so the whole design, may not. Would expect there will be more then only the default Sailfish design anyways. QML makes such kind of theming easy. Since the plan seems to be to have other vendors in doing devices too it could also mean that vendors going to differ with each other using own themes. But all that theming is my guess since we not know much details about that right now.

Edited 2013-01-17 07:23 UTC

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RE: Jolla
by shmerl on Wed 16th Jan 2013 14:43 in reply to "Jolla"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Jolla stays ambiguous about the UI, and they didn't officially state yet how it will be released. But they seem to lean to make it open.

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