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: Comment by Fergy
by Wafflez on Wed 21st Aug 2013 17:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by Fergy"
Wafflez
Member since:
2011-06-26

Obviously yes.

This is a phone. Ubuntu phone is a unicorn - only people on ACID believe in them.

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RE[2]: Comment by Fergy
by lucas_maximus on Wed 21st Aug 2013 17:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by Fergy"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

They pulled a stunt to get publicity so they could fund proper funding from a big player. The kickstarted thing they knew wasn't going to work.

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RE[3]: Comment by Fergy
by shmerl on Wed 21st Aug 2013 18:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Fergy"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Exactly, it was a pure stunt. Instead, they could do something actually useful and crowdfund the development of glibc EGL drivers for some major mobile GPU for example.

Edited 2013-08-21 18:20 UTC

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