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Jolla Expands into Asia, Starting with India

Finnish smartphone startups Jolla is expanding into the Asian market. The company has just announced that it will be arriving soon to India, where the Jolla smartphone will be exclusively available at India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, Snapdeal.com.

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Nokia N9 User Can Now Install Sailfish OS On Their Device

For all the loyal Nokia N9 fans out there, Jolla has just breathed new life into your device! In a thread posted on Maemo.org, titled “Porting Saifish onto an N9, there are step by step instructions on how to get the MeeGo successor up and running on your device. I know that there are many […]

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Jolla Publishes Extensive User Guide for First Sailfish OS Smartphone

In addition to finally releasing the first Jolla smartphone, Finnish startups Jolla have also uploaded an extensive user guide on its website. The guide, which is also bundled in with every purchase of the Jolla device, offers not just a glimpse, but a thorough walkthrough of using the device, and navigating on the new Sailfish […]

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First Jolla Smartphone Delivered to Pre-Order Customers

Over in Helsinki, Finland, the first Jolla smartphone is now in the hands of the first pre-order customer. The Sailfish OS-running smartphone, the first in the world, was finally unveiled to the world at an event organized by the company and its carrier partner, DNA. For now, those who have made their pre-orders back in […]

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Jolla Sailfish OS to Integrate Nokia HERE Maps and Yandex Alternative Android App Store

Confirming an earlier tweet from last week, Jolla’s Sailfish operating system will be powered by Nokia’s HERE mapping and positioning technology. In addition, the company also announced that Jolla smartphone owners will be able to download Android apps from Yandex, an alternative Android store. The integration of Nokia’s HERE technologies was one of the most […]

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Jolla’s Sailfish OS Now Compatible for Both Android App and Hardware Ecosystems; Pre-Orders to Open Again This Week

Finnish mobile startups Jolla has announced a major breakthrough with its Sailfish mobile operating system. The alternative mobile operating system is now compatible with both the Android app and hardware ecosystems, a significant step for the fledgling platform. While it has been known for some time that the Sailfish platform has an Android compatibility layer […]

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Jolla Confirms Second Batch of Production for Sailfish-Running Smartphone; Retains End-2013 Shipping Target

Finnish smartphone startups Jolla revealed that its pre-order campaign received orders from 136 countries, as the company prepares to begin shipping them by the end of this year, in line with its initial expectations. In addition, due to the positive response from consumers and industry partners alike, Jolla also confirmed that the company will begin […]

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[Opinion] Why Last Night’s Jolla Reveal Actually Revealed Nothing

Oh Jolla, I believed in you. I believed that the Sailfish OS would be one of the most interesting and fun additions to the Mobile Phone market to break up the humdrum that is the current 4 pronged race. Despite not being a rabid follower, I kept up to date about the “The Other Half” […]

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Jolla Reveals “the other half” Sailfish Smartphone Ahead of Launch

So “the other half” has been revealed. And, after speculation from fans that went a little over the top, it was perhaps somewhat deflating to know that this “other half” Jolla is referring to is…you. Ahead of its Jolla Love Day launch event in Helsinki, Jolla has revamped its website and finally showed the world […]

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Keeping Things Unlike: All You Need to Know About Jolla’s First Ever Sailfish Smartphone

Is the sun setting on MeeGo, or merely rising to welcome Sailfish? In three days, a fire shall be rekindled. In three days, the dream shall be relived. In three days, the other half shall be revealed. In three days, Jolla will announce its first-ever smartphone. The mobile world may never be the same.

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Jolla to Reveal “the Other Half” on 20th May; First Sailfish OS Smartphone May Finally Be Unveiled

“I AM THE OTHER HALF”. What could it possibly mean? The title of Jolla’s first teaser trailer, posted on its official YouTube channel late last night probably kept many fans this side of the world awake wondering just what the teaser trailer meant. The Finnish startup has now gone full steam ahead with hyping up […]

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Sailfish OS by Jolla Can Run on Android Devices – Jolla Chairman

In addition to Jolla’s earlier announcement on its management level reshuffle, Jolla chairman Antti Saarnio also let out a key bit of information: Sailfish OS, the MeeGo-based mobile operating system developed by the company, can be installed and run on Android devices. Saarnio, who had previously revealed that the first Jolla smartphone will be announced […]

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Confirmed: Jolla to Announce First Sailfish Smartphone Next Month

Earlier today it was revealed that Jolla may be unveiling their debut smartphone as early as next month. That certainly got many interested, especially since the news came via an interview with Jolla chairman Antti Saarnio. The interview was conducted in Finnish, however, which gave rise to potential misquotes and “lost in translation” scenarios. On […]

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Samsung to Announce Flagship Tizen Smartphone “in August or September”

In the midst of the blaze of excitement surrounding the announcement of Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone, a Samsung executive in Seoul has also revealed that the company plans to launch two other flagship devices this year in addition to the Galaxy S4. While it is fairly certain that one of these two will be a […]

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Jolla Hires Finland’s Leading Design Firm for First Phone

Update: Infinity has reached out to us to clarify some “misunderstandings spread between blogs”. Infinity did not design the new Huawei Ascend P2, nor were they behind the E-Series as reported by ZDNet. On the other hand, their stable of clients does include Nokia, Huawei as well as others such as BMW. The company operates […]

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MWC 2013: The Big Guns Didn’t Show Up. So What?

For many, the recently-concluded Mobile World Congress was a largely underwhelming affair. Many lamented the days when the big guns such as Samsung, HTC, Sony, Nokia and other OEMs would grace the halls of MWC with announcements of their latest and greatest gadgets that promised to change the mobile landscape. Instead, most of these companies […]

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The Nokia N9: Is This the World’s Most Underrated Smartphone?

(Image Credit: My Nokia Blog) “Every once in a while, a product comes along that changes our perception of how we use technology, and how natural it can feel.” – Marko Ahtisaari (Head of Design, Nokia), June 2011 As we usher in the start of a new calendar year, it is the perfect time to […]

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Why I’m Cautiously Optimistic for Jolla and Sailfish OS

“Where there is a will, there is a way.” This age-old adage – among plenty of other similarly motivational anecdotes – adorned the screens of the main stage at Slush 2012, the largest tech conference in Northern Europe, when Jolla took to the stage. For many, this is the first time that the name Jolla […]

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Jolla UI in Sailfish OS: Ambience, Pulleys & Pure Simplicity

Since the end of Slush and Jolla’s big reveal of its MeeGo-based Sailfish OS, there has been genuine interest not just in the company and its mobile operating system, but in the new user interface that Jolla has developed along with Sailfish. Simply called Jolla UI, it was developed from the ground up to fully […]

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Introducing Sailfish OS by Jolla: MeeGo is Definitely Not Dead

At the ongoing Slush event in Finland, mobile startups Jolla have finally showed to the world the latest mobile operating system: Sailfish OS. As many will know, Jolla’s staff comprises mainly ex-Nokia employees working on the now-defunct MeeGo development team, and are joined by community developers the world over. Sailfish OS is born from the […]

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