Jolla phone will finally be released on November 27
A few disgruntled MeeGo-loving ex-Nokians founded this company called Jolla and vowed to bring to the world the next smartphone based (loosely) on the OS that was once a joint-venture between the famous Finnish phone maker and Intel.
And so the Jolla smartphone with Sailfish OS was born back in May, with shipments said to start before the end of the year. Here we are many months later, with that deadline fast approaching, and Jolla has finally revealed its launch intentions.
The first 450 phones (yes, just 450 – no typo there) will go on sale on November 27 at a DNA pop-up shop in central Helsinki. DNA is a Finnish carrier, and one of the first companies to back the Jolla project, so this makes sense obviously.
The aforementioned pop-up shop will only be selling Jolla devices for one evening, after which there will be a wider launch in early December, also through DNA stores (more of them, this time). Around 50,000 units of the Jolla smartphone are reported to have been pre-ordered, although an official number isn’t available. It’s unclear when exactly those people will get their handsets, but presumably the Finnish company will be in touch with each and every one of them.
For now the Jolla device will only be out in Finland. More countries will probably follow, but details about such a rollout are still secret. The price of the phone will indeed be €399, as previously announced.