The day has finally come! Jolla has finally announced the launch device for its Sailfish operating system – and by god this is a looker. It’s decidedly different from other phones out there, but it has good specifications and carries a relatively reasonably price tag – EUR 399, and it’s up for pre-order today, shipping in the fourth quarter of this year.
It’s got a 4.5″ display Estrade display, a dual-core processor, LTE in selected markets, and a really cool user-replaceable back half that can influence the colours of the user interface itself. I like the two-tone design of the phone – but so far, we’re a bit short on specifications and details since it still has to be properly revealed at an event later tonight (19:30 CET).
When the event comes around later tonight, I’ll update this item with new information. For what it’s worth, 95% chance I’ll be placing a pre-order tonight!
Oooh, looks lovely! I don’t think I’m fed up with my N9 enough to think about replacing it yet, but when that day comes, these guys will be getting my cash!
Just placed a pre-order using Mailboxde.com address. I don’t think there will be enough demand from my country (one of the few countries where N9 was sent to die), but you can’t stop me from buying!
I don’t know how everything else will turn out, but at least they got one thing right: User-replaceable battery.
Jolla is on its way~â™ª
Edited 2013-05-20 12:34 UTC
Really hope this thing ends up in third or fourth place (after blackberry), so the OS Microsoft touts as the defacto third choice tumbles to fifth place.
PS: Yes, WP has already tumbled to fourth place after blackberry, despite a head start of WP over the new blackberry, massive marketing and nokia brand name in some countries.
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