Jolla revealed; Sailfish OS powered device with big screen and even bigger heart

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It has taken a while, but Finish smart phone start-up Jolla, have finally revealed their Sailfish powered device, the long lost son of Nokia’s once iconic N-line of Maemo powered internet tablet devices. The new Jolla phone will cost a mere $515 and is expected to go on sale later this year.

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The Jolla device, known as the Jolla, will supposedly go on sale later this year, starting in Europe and rolling out gradually as the time passes. The Jolla will cost $515 and three different pre-order options, each with its own benefits, have opened up. Specifications are still somewhat unclear although Jolla has officially stated that the Jolla will feature the following:

  • 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

Jolla was founded by a group of ex-Nokia engineers working on the MeeGo operating system found on the Nokia N9 and subsequently replaced by Windows Phone when Nokia officially announced that it would be dropping MeeGo in favour of Microsoft’s offering on February 11, 2011. Jolla’s Sailfish OS is based on the MeeGo OS, formerly Maemo, and continues on the great work the engineers have done in the past.