Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Jan 2014 10:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

More good news for Jolla and Sailfish. On the Finnish carrier DNA, the only carrier currently selling the device, Jolla outsold the iPhone 5S, 5C, Galaxy S4, and every Lumia except the 520. Jolla ended up as number five, preceded by the Lumia 520 in fourth place, the Galaxy SIII 4G in third, and two cheap Galaxy phones as two and one. Sales cover the holiday period.

Of course, with Finland having a small population and Jolla having the home team advantage, this isn't exactly representative for, well, anything, but it's still impressive and good news for the young platform. The fact that Jolla outsold the flagships of iOS, Android, and Windows Phone holds promise for the future. On top of that, out of that top five, the Jolla is the most expensive phone (save for perhaps the Galaxy SIII).

I'm curious to see if they'll be able to maintain this momentum. It's not going to be easy.

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by -pekr- on Fri 3rd Jan 2014 16:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Re:"
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OK, just a wild speculation. But do you think it is possible, that it could be Nokia themselves, once they are allowed to again produce cell phones, who produces Sailfish based ones? :-)

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by Nelson on Fri 3rd Jan 2014 16:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Re:"
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It would depend, Nokia sold off a lot of their competency with the D&S sale.

It would depend on where Jolla is a few years down the road. Do they become BBRY or Palm, do they get bought out by a Chinese vendor like Lenovo, or do they become a nice niche player, and live on vicariously through open source much like MeeGo did through Mer.

I also have to wonder if Nokia will venture down the At/home grown Linux road again or if they'll roll with Android (easier to get chipset drivers without forking out absurd sums of money, excluding libhybris).

And then of course the question is, does Nokia even want to do phones in 2016? Can they ever catch up, is it worth it ?

Will they launch another product category (wearable, TV, you name it) and buy Jolla for that much like LG did with webOS?

Too soon to tell which way the market trends will go, but I don't discount Nokia having some cool ass consumer device somewhere in R&D that could use a nice OS.

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 3rd Jan 2014 23:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Re:"
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That's my personal delusional prediction. It would be very poetic.

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