No doubt hoping there’s room for a fifth ecosystem behind Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 is Swedish posse Jolla, which aims to keep the MeeGo dream alive with its gesture-heavy Sailfish OS.
We’ve been jawing about Sailfish for a good few months, and the details of the first smartphone, seemingly called – simply – the Jolla, have finally been revealed.
Diving straight into the Jolla spec sheet, we have a 4.5in display (no word on the resolution just yet), dual-core processor, 16GB internal storage with a microSD slot for expansion, a user-accessible battery, 4G LTE compatibility, and an 8MP rear camera.
The blurb on the Jolla website is fairly heavy on talk of the ‘Other Half’, which refers to the changeable rear case. Interestingly, the phone knows which colour case you’ve applied, and can change the colour scheme on the display accordingly.
There’s also compatibility with Android apps, though presumably that’ll necessitate developers specifically making their wares available.
Jolla aims to get the er, Jolla out by the end of the year, and it’ll be priced around €399. If you pre-order the Jolla now, that price is guaranteed.