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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And why?
by ThomasFuhringer on Fri 15th Nov 2013 08:22 UTC
ThomasFuhringer
Member since:
2007-01-25

So what advantage does it offer over existing phones?

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RE: And why?
by drcouzelis on Fri 15th Nov 2013 14:35 in reply to "And why?"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

For users:

It has a rather unique user interface, including no physical buttons and lots of swiping.

It has a unique "other half" expansion port, allowing for interesting possible future attachments.

It comes with root access (disabled by default for safety). It's my phone and I can do what I want with it.

It's real Linux. I can use all the tools that I also use on my Linux desktop.

For developers:

The native libraries are Qt, which is already very popular for Linux and Windows developers.

It's real Linux.

...You can decide if these differences are good or bad to you. ;)

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RE[2]: And why?
by moondevil on Fri 15th Nov 2013 17:15 in reply to "RE: And why?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Does it have any must have app that I cannot get anywhere else?

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