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[2]: Comment by Fergy
by lucas_maximus on Wed 21st Aug 2013 17:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Fergy"
lucas_maximus
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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"
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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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RE[4]: Comment by Fergy
by lucas_maximus on Wed 21st Aug 2013 18:52 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Fergy"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Except nobody wants to work with glibc, because they act like arseholes.

http://blog.aurel32.net/47

http://www.tuxradar.com/content/debian-ditches-glibc-eglibc

As ubuntu is based on debian moved away as well, so is little benefit of them helping to develop drivers when their OS doesn't even use it.

In any-case it is really not up to anyone except for Canonical how they invest their time and money. Their stunt btw, evidence in this comment section alone did seem to work.

Edited 2013-08-21 19:06 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by Fergy
by moondevil on Wed 21st Aug 2013 22:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Fergy"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

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.


What has the C runtime library have to do with device drivers?!

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