Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th May 2013 11:29 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The day has finally come! Jolla has finally announced the launch device for its Sailfish operating system - and by god this is a looker. It's decidedly different from other phones out there, but it has good specifications and carries a relatively reasonably price tag - EUR 399, and it's up for pre-order today, shipping in the fourth quarter of this year.
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Temcat
Member since:
2005-10-18

So it's going to be through a compatibility layer. I'm afraid it'll make things slower.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

If you are running non phone apps on a phone, you should expect a less than perfect experience, mainly due to the screen size and the keyboard differences.

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Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

That's for sure. But the X compatibility layer may be an additional performance killer, though I know nothing about the design of this layer and may be wrong.

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tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Uh, no. It's just a tiny X server running in the background like what OS X has to handle X11 applications, which wasn't really a big deal even on a G4 PowerPC system.

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