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[5]: Comment by Fergy
by caudex on Thu 22nd Aug 2013 10:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Fergy"
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Last time I heard, they were actually actively avoiding the US because of software patents. But we'll see.

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RE[6]: Comment by Fergy
by shmerl on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 00:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Fergy"
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Avoiding in the beginning. They said before they plan to address US and other markets as well later, especially if they'll see a demand, so you can go and register to demonstrate it.

Edited 2013-08-23 00:42 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by Fergy
by bitwelder on Fri 23rd Aug 2013 07:17 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Fergy"
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Apart of software patents issue, on hardware side before they reach the US market, do they need to get a certification from FCC for their device?

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