Jolla’s first Sailfish OS phone unveiled, costs €399, should be launched this year
Built on the remains of Nokia’s and Intel’s MeeGo, Sailfish OS is a brand new mobile platform developed by Finnish company Jolla – founded by ex Nokia employees.
The very first Sailfish smartphone has been unveiled today by Jolla, and it’s a fairly large device, sporting a 4.5 inch display (of unknown resolution). It further features 4G – which, I assume, means LTE – a dual core processor, 8MP rear camera, 16GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a removable battery. The handset also has removable back covers whit color schemes reminiscent of the Nokia N9 – the first and only commercial MeeGo phone.
As for Sailfish OS, this brings a gesture-based interface, and is “Android app compliant.”
Unfortunately, Jolla can’t provide an exact launch date for the handset. But the company aims to start shipping it before the end of this year. Pre-orders are available as of now – the phone costs €399. It’s unlocked, of course.
Nokia’s N9 was well received back in 2011, so let’s wait and see how Jolla’s new handset will do.
You can take a quick look at Sailfish OS in the video below:
You can also see Marc Dillon (Jolla co-founder, ex MeeGo and S40 specialist at Nokia) talking about the new Sailfish phone in this video:
More info can be found here at Jolla’s official website.