Finland's most well-known smartphone maker Jolla has begun selling its first smartphone, running Sailfish OS.
Jolla’s very first Sailfish 16GB smartphone which is prepared to reach out to small sets of its customers in Helsinki, Finland, has arrived now.
DNA, the Finnish carrier, had announced that it would be offering a batch of about 450 Jolla phones for a single evening at Helsinki to the customers who had pre-ordered these devices.
The smartphone was available for €399 by a campaign that allowed fans to pre-order the device. This campaign started in May and was completely booked by July.
The company has been working very hard in the past two years to launch its very own Linux-based Sailfish operating system.
Cedric Kamstan, the business director of DNA, said “Being a Finnish operator, it has been very important to DNA to be able to support a Finnish success story, one in which we see great potential. People have been eagerly awaiting Jolla phones and their long wait will finally be rewarded in Helsinki on the 27th”.
Although, the main features and specifications of the device remain unknown, Jolla compared its latest device with the user experiences and features like the backplate, which can deliver a customized user interface.
The smartphone will be running on a dual core processor and will come with a 16 GB onboard memory and an external SD card slot. The phone will have a 4.5-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera.
The company said that their latest mobile device is 4G compatible. The compatibility of the device, however, depends on the carrier support. The smartphone is likely to ship with The Yandex Store app. It is also shipping with Nokia’s HERE Maps app.
As already confirmed by DNA, most of the devices that are likely to be sold in the stores to only those customers who had pre-booked this new smartphone. However, DNA had earlier confirmed that thousands of Finns had pre-booked the smartphone.
For customers who hadn’t already pre-booked Jolla’s smartphone, the company plans to sell their devices from its Kauppa outlets. The sale for these customers is likely to commence in the first half of December.
The customers who had pre-ordered the device, outside Finland, will be contacted with the necessary details by an email. For a quick note, the device won’t be shipped out of Europe.
The new smartphone is definitely stirring curiosity among the tech-lovers across Europe. After its two years of efforts to deliver a new smartphone along with a new mobile operating system, Jolla is determined to deliver its first smartphone.