Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Aug 2013 13:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

The first production batch of Jolla smartphones has been fully booked by consumers and selected sales channels. Jolla launched its first smartphone at the #JollaLoveDay event inMay. At the same time, Jolla kicked off an online pre-order campaign, which reached its first batch limit by mid-July. Online pre-orders were received from 136 countries in all.

I'm one of those who pre-ordered, so it's good news for me. They won't reveal just how many people placed a pre-order, but they do state that a typical batch (as mentioned) is about 50000 units.

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Preorder?
by lucas0 on Wed 21st Aug 2013 14:27 UTC
lucas0
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2012-04-20

I'd say one can't really talk about a preorder, since you don't have to buy the phone in the end.

And do they also count the people who registered but choose not to pay? Because I registered to show my interest, and not because I'm sure that I'm going to buy one (depends on the hardware and the amount of FOSS [UI!]).
But of course, for the marketing it sounds better to say that they're sold out.

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RE: Preorder?
by drcouzelis on Wed 21st Aug 2013 15:09 in reply to "Preorder?"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

I'm not sure, but if "The first production batch of Jolla smartphones fully booked" then that means to me that I won't be able to buy one unless I preordered, which would imply that they were "real" preorders.

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RE: Preorder?
by moondevil on Wed 21st Aug 2013 17:46 in reply to "Preorder?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Having worked on the telecommunications industry I can say to you not to expect it to be more open than Android.

Meaning, what is closed in Android, will remain closed in any other mobile distribution of Linux.

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