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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RE[3]: Comment by ddc_
by drcouzelis on Fri 15th Nov 2013 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ddc_"
drcouzelis
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2010-01-11

That's a good point. I have two reasons to be hopeful:

The native programming API is Qt with C++, which is already popular with developers. In a sense, they don't have to learn something new.

There's a lot of developer excitement over the successor to the N900 and N9 from people who work on open source software, more than exists for, say, Blackberry OS or Windows Phone.

...I have absolutely no citation for any information in this comment. It's probably just hoping / wishful thinking. ;)

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RE[4]: Comment by ddc_
by moondevil on Fri 15th Nov 2013 17:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ddc_"
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2005-07-08

The native programming API is Qt with C++, which is already popular with developers. In a sense, they don't have to learn something new.


Which is also true for Blackberry. Did not help them that much.

There's a lot of developer excitement over the successor to the N900 and N9 from people who work on open source software, more than exists for, say, Blackberry OS or Windows Phone.


Developers who create apps that people want to buy are not from those communities.

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