Jolla to go on sale on November 27

14 November, 2013 | Comments (56) | Post your comment

Tags: Jolla, Android

The Jolla phone is finally coming to the market. Starting from November 27, you will be able to snatch the first Sailfish OS smartphone as long as you live in Helsinki, Finland.

The smartphone will cost 399, which is a little steep but brings a refreshing, gesture-based UI, open operating system, fresh color options (9 in total), the ability to choose which apps come preinstalled and more.



Jolla announced the news on Twitter, where it also confirmed that it has selected Finnish carrier DNA as partner for the Jolla phone launch.

The Jolla will rocka 4.5" qHD (960 x 540) display, dual-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, LTE, expandable 16 GB storage and 8 MP camera among other things. The handset went through the BrowserMark 2 benchmark, scoring a higher-than-expected 1370 points. The Jolla packs the Sailfish Browser 1, which uses the Gecko Engine 20.0, on which Firefox for mobile is based too. According to the authors of the benchmark, the Gecko engine isn't particularly great in the test, so the higher than expected score points to great efficiency of the underlying Sailfish OS.

Jolla was founded by ex Nokia staff and hopes to become the new company to cheer for in Finland. You can check out a walkthrough video of Sailfish OS below.

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Jolla to go on sale on November 27 - reader comments

  • gennew

that seems like a nokia n9,will such a thing be possible,can i run sailfish on mz n9.....dat will b cool

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  • 2013-11-20 22:16
  • NhVY
  • Anonymous

Marc Dillon's CV say's otherwise: He was the S40 CoreSW Integrator at Nokia as well as the Build Manager on Symbian.

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  • 2013-11-17 15:34
  • GT6G
  • Anonymous

They were a part of symbian team. At least a couple of the developers I know of who work for Jolla.

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  • 2013-11-16 12:47
  • 9Epn