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Video: Jolla Smartphone Powered by Sailfish OS, Supports Android Apps

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Do we really need yet another platform for smartphones? Some former Nokia engineers have gone off on their own to create the Sailfish OS and now the first Jolla Smartphone has launched. For the time being, it’s only available to buy in Finland and they’re limiting production to about 450 units as of today.

This first batch is reserved for people who already preordered the Jolla Smartphone through wireless carrier DNA of Finland, so if you’re not already on the list, you’ll have to wait for the next batch. What makes Sailfish OS a little extra special is that it is its own operating system with its own apps, but it also supports Android apps too.

As far as hardware goes, you can expect a 4.5-inch qHD IPS display, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 16GB storage, 1GB RAM, microSD expansion, and LTE support, all for an MSRP of 399 Euro. Jolla is currently in talks to expand distribution through UK mobile providers, as well as in other European countries.

You can find more information at Jolla.com, including some details on the advanced gestures for quick access to the homescreen and camera app.

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