Jolla has announced its first smartphone based on the Sailfish open-source operating system and coming with a 4.5-inch screen.
Jolla was founded by a former Nokia employees who wanted to continue the development work the Finnish phone maker had done on the MeeGo OS.
The Jolla smartphone is LTE-enabled, it is powered by a dual-core processor and has an 8-megapixel camera. It also has 16GB of integrated storage which can be expanded using an SD card.
To help boost the availability of apps, the OS will be able to run Android applications.
The Jolla will start shipping during the fourth quarter and cost €399 (US$510) including taxes in the EU. It can be preordered on Jolla's website.
Many other smartphones based on new mobile operating systems are expected to debut this year. Firefox OS, Ubuntu and Tizen are also expected to launch their first phones.
- Jolla original design with ample 4.5" Estrade display
- Dual core and 4G
- Keep it and share with 16GB + microSD
- 8MP AF camera
- User-replaceable battery
- The Other Half
- Gesture based Sailfish OS
- Android app compliant