An interesting little company called Jolla has announced its presence via the cyberwebs. With staff including former Nokia directors, Jolla (Finnish for “dinghy”) looks to pick up where the Nokia N9 left off.
That’s right; all going well, Jolla will keep the dream alive, with new MeeGo-based hardware.
On the latter, Jolla explains: “Nokia created something wonderful - the world's best smartphone product. It deserves to be continued, and we will do that together with all the bright and gifted people contributing to the MeeGo success story.
“Together with international private investors and partners, Jolla Ltd. will design, develop and sell new MeeGo based smartphones. The Jolla team consists of a substantial number of MeeGo's core engineers and directors, and is aggressively hiring the top MeeGo talent to contribute to the next generation smartphone production.”
Included in the Jolla line-up is one Marc Dillon, who worked with Nokia for 11 years before leaving in May this year. Among other positions, he was Principal Engineer for - you guessed it - MeeGo.