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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RE[3]: Comment by Fergy
by drcouzelis on Wed 21st Aug 2013 15:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Fergy"
drcouzelis
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2010-01-11

For me it means to be able to buy it without major issues from any shop

That's true, that would be a sign of success, but keep in mind that Jolla are purposefully NOT targeting places like the US and are targeting places like China.

I hope it'll be easy to order one from jolla.com for places where they're not sold in stores.

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RE[4]: Comment by Fergy
by shmerl on Wed 21st Aug 2013 18:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Fergy"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

but keep in mind that Jolla are purposefully NOT targeting places like the US


Not yet targeting, i.e. at launch. They plan to target them later.

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RE[5]: Comment by Fergy
by caudex on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 10:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Fergy"
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2008-07-05

Last time I heard, they were actually actively avoiding the US because of software patents. But we'll see.

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