The Jolla phone is the first smartphone from Finland based startup founded by ex-Nokia engineers who worked on the MeeGo operating system before it was ditched in favor of Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. In size, it measures 131 x 68 x 9.9mm and weighs only 141g. The Jolla phone features a 4.5-inch IPS display with resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It is powered by 1.4GHz dual core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB RAM. For multimedia, the Jolla phone packs an 8 Mega Pixel rear camera with LED flash and 2 Mega Pixel front facing camera for video calls. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and LTE mobile connections. The Jolla phone comes pre-installed with open source Sailfish OS, which is based on Linux. The OS uses Android device drivers and is therefore capable of running on a wide range of existing hardware. For storage, it comes with 16GB of built-in memory and micro-SD card slot. In addition to that it comes with a replaceable battery that gives talk time of up to 10 hours. The Jolla phone is now available to purchase in Finland for €399. It is expected to go on sale in Europe by the end of 2013. Stay tuned for more updates.
Update : Jolla has officially announced that Sailfish OS has reached release 1.0 and is now ready for global distribution. Jolla is also introducing availability of the Sailfish OS experience as downloadable software to devices running Android OS. The latest update will be released at the beginning of March and will be commercially ready for global distribution soon after that.