Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Feb 2013 15:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Originally stemming from MeeGo, birthed under Nokia's watch, Sailfish has since gone its own way and is maturing into a mobile platform getting ready for launch. This week at the Mobile World Congress, we tracked down Jolla and Mosconi again, getting the opportunity in the process to check out a live Sailfish demo. We check out how notifications work, look at the Sailfish take on a status bar, and get to see the media player with all its gesture support." By far the most unique and interesting of the alternative mobile platforms. Very fancy.
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Love it
by WereCatf on Thu 28th Feb 2013 16:50 UTC
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

I love how smooth and fluid it all seems, and I am fairly certain I'd quickly grow fond of how the "menu-thing" that you pull down from the edge works. Sailfish really seems so much more innovative than anything Google, Apple or Microsoft has come out with and it's terribly refreshing!

I will definitely try to get my dirty mitts on a Sailfish - phone whenever they are released.

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RE: Love it
by No it isnt on Thu 28th Feb 2013 20:28 in reply to "Love it"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

As an old Nokia N9 user, I don't see much innovation there. The gesture controls in the mini windows, mainly. Other than that, quite a few things are done differently for the sake of it, like swiping vertically instead of horizontally. It's very close to Meego Harmattan. Then again, there were plenty of good things about Harmattan.

Still, I'd like to see them succeed, and if someone manages to port Sailfish to the N9 (or the Nexus 4), I will install it. I just hope they've put more work into the browser than Nokia did.

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RE[2]: Love it
by shmerl on Thu 28th Feb 2013 23:27 in reply to "RE: Love it"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

May be they can help the development of embedded Gecko with Qt. It would be more interesting than another WebKit browser.

Edited 2013-02-28 23:28 UTC

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RE[2]: Love it
by henderson101 on Fri 1st Mar 2013 10:18 in reply to "RE: Love it"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Let's be honest - if they could have continued Meego, I suspect they would have. You can't throw people who used Meego and OS components that spun off the Meego project at a phone without it looking ever so slightly familiar.

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RE: Love it
by dsmogor on Fri 1st Mar 2013 09:35 in reply to "Love it"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I couldn't agree more. Classical menu have been the sore point in mobile guis since first Symbian, and I was really disappointing IOS and Android didn't bring anything to the table.
I was waiting eagerly for someone to finally kill it.
Bravo Jolla!

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