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]: Fine but...
by ddc_ on Sat 16th Nov 2013 00:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Fine but..."
ddc_
Member since:
2006-12-05

Yeah, but very few people are going to buy a phone because it has geeky buzzwords [...]

Oh, come on! Most people buy stuff for buzzwords, and all tech-related buzzwords are equally geeky for most phone users.

Off-topic: remember that Intel's campaign "Pentium 4 and Windows XP"? I was in a computer shop when somebody passing by the banner asked the staff person: "So which is better: Pentium or Windows?"

Edited 2013-11-16 00:31 UTC

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RE[4]: Fine but...
by tylerdurden on Sat 16th Nov 2013 00:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Fine but..."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

To the average person C++ QT API mean absolutely nothing.

The buzzwords customers care about are regarding product features or the product itself, no developer wants.

Furthermore, any vendor trying to break into the Android-iOS duopoly faces the same chicken and egg problem regarding Apps: Not enough customers to attract app developers, and not enough apps to attract customers.

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RE[5]: Fine but...
by moondevil on Sat 16th Nov 2013 08:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Fine but..."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

This is why Microsoft just announced this week a partnership with Xamarin.

By making Mono a first class VM in the .NET world, they will get more apps in WP as a side effect of people using Mono to target Android/iOS.

As a commercial developer I will only invest my time (wage per hour * dev hours required) in platforms that have a ROI, not because I want to be nice to someone.

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