The battle for third place in the smartphone world is still wide open, with Windows Phone and BlackBerry languishing behind iOS and Android.
Rising from the ashes of MeeGo is Jolla’s Sailfish OS, and we’re hearing more in the way of specific specs for the first handset.
We already knew to expect a 4.5in display; we now know it’ll have a qHD resolution – that’s 960 x 540.
Similarly, we were told to brace for a modest dual-core processor, and it’ll seemingly be of the Qualcomm Snapdragon variety. Jolla isn’t being more specific at this stage, though we know it’ll be backed by 1GB of RAM.
In addition to the 8MP rear camera, you’ll find a 2MP shooter on the front, while the 16GB internal storage is augmentable via microSD. There’s also a 2,100mAh user-replaceable battery.
Spec fiends won’t exactly be bowled over; we’re clearly a million miles away from the quad-core, 3GB of RAM, 1080p Android scene, but that’s kinda the point. The focus here is very much on the gesture-based operating system side of things.
Jolla says it hopes to start shipping the, er, Jolla “by the end of 2013”.