Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Nov 2013 15:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Jolla's first smartphone, running their new SailfishOS, will be released in Finland on 27 November. It will feature Nokia HERE maps, and the Yandex Android application store.

Currently featuring over 85,000 apps in 17 categories, Yandex.Store offers the best and most popular apps - from social networking and communication apps like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Skype, Viber and WeChat to games like Angry Birds. Yandex.Store will provide in-app purchase opportunities and is available on smartphones and tablets in 37 languages.

International, non-Finnish people who preordered (like myself) will be notified via email shortly. I can't wait. I'm getting the 'other half' in red and white (I get two of them as part of my preorder package) - or perhaps, hot candy pink? Any suggestions from you guys and girls?

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Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Thu 14th Nov 2013 17:02 UTC
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2010-01-11

Man, I'm so excited about this! I just got done reading everything I could find on jollausers.com, the Jolla subreddit, and talk.maemo.org (lots of discussion, including from some Jolla developers). It's the only new phone I have any interest in using.

It'll be quite some time before it's possible for me to buy a Jolla mobile (availability and money), but I'm still super excited for all the reviews and YouTube videos that appear after 11/27. ;)

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RE: Comment by drcouzelis
by ebasconp on Thu 14th Nov 2013 17:34 in reply to "Comment by drcouzelis"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

It's the only new phone I have any interest in using.


Yes, it is actually very interesting, but this other one

http://neo900.org/

also gets my attention.

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RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Thu 14th Nov 2013 18:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by drcouzelis"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

I have two reasons that I'm not particularly excited about the Neo900:

1) I use the N900 as my one and only phone. I love it. But I've never felt that it needed more powerful hardware. It runs just fine and does everything I need.

2) I feel that the goal of the Neo900 project is realistic but only just barely, even though the people working on it are making great efforts to make it reality.

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