Intex Aqua Fish with Sailfish OS 2.0, 5-inch HD display, 4G LTE launched for Rs. 5499

Intex Aqua Fish

Intex introduced Aqua Fish smartphone running Sailfish OS 2.0 earlier this year at the MWC. It was expected to launch in April, today the company has finally launched the phone. It packs a 5-inch HD screen, is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor, has 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Intex Aqua Fish with Sailfish OS 2.0, 5-inch HD display, 4G LTE launched for Rs. 5499”

Jolla C with 5-inch HD dispaly, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE announced

Jolla C

Jolla has announced Sailfish Community Device Program initiative that includes a new Sailfish OS device, the Jolla C. It offered 1,000 units for developers, which sold out quickly on the first day. Selected Jolla C users will be also invited to test Beta OS releases. People who have registered will also receive invitations to live online community sessions after the Finnish summer holiday season. Continue reading “Jolla C with 5-inch HD dispaly, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE announced”

Intex Aqua Fish with Sailfish OS 2.0, 5-inch HD display, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE coming in April

Intex Aqua Fish

Back in July last year Jolla teamed up with Intex for licensing Sailfish OS 2.0. Intex showcased an early prototype of the Aqua Fish smartphone at the MWC Shanghai at that time. Now at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona the company has officially announced the smartphone along with its specifications. It packs a 5-inch HD screen, is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor, has 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Intex Aqua Fish with Sailfish OS 2.0, 5-inch HD display, 2GB RAM, 4G LTE coming in April”

Jolla releases preview of Sailfish OS 2.0

Jolla has announced the early access availability of Sailfish OS 2.0, the next generation version of Sailfish OS. The software update, distributed first to more advanced users updates the current Jolla smartphones with the new and refreshed Sailfish OS 2.0 user interface.

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Intex to introduce Aqua Fish Sailfish OS 2.0 smartphone, IRIST smartwatch with 3G at MWC Shanghai

Intex Aqua Fish

Intex is all set to introduce its first smartphone powered by Sailfish OS at the MWC Shanghai this week in partnership with Jolla, the smartphone start up company from Finland. Intex will also introduce IRIST smartwatch running on a Android OS. Continue reading “Intex to introduce Aqua Fish Sailfish OS 2.0 smartphone, IRIST smartwatch with 3G at MWC Shanghai”

Jolla Tablet with 7.85-inch 330ppi display announced, starts at $189 on Indiegogo

Jolla Tablet

A day after Nokia introduced its N1 tablet, Jolla has announced the Jolla Tablet with a similar 2048 x 1536 display. Jolla has taken Indiegogo route for crowdfunding to develop the tablet. In terms of specifications, the Jolla tablet has a 7.89-inch (2048 × 1536 pixels) display at 330 ppi, powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor and runs on Jolla Sailfish OS 2.0. It has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Jolla Tablet with 7.85-inch 330ppi display announced, starts at $189 on Indiegogo”

Jolla Smartphone, Sailfish OS ready for commercial release, ROM and launcher coming to Android devices soon

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Jolla’s first Sailfish based smartphone went on sale back in November 2013 in Helsinki through local operator DNA and it went on sale online in select parts of Europe. We unboxed it couple of months back. The company has just announced that its Sailfish OS and the smartphone is ready for commercial release outside Europe. It has also announced that the Sailfish OS would be officially ported to Android devices. Continue reading “Jolla Smartphone, Sailfish OS ready for commercial release, ROM and launcher coming to Android devices soon”

Jolla phone Photo Gallery

We recently brought you the unboxing of Jolla company’s first smartphone which was also called as Jolla. Today we are bringing you the photo gallery of this interesting smartphone. The Jolla smartphone is the first device to run on Sailfish OS. The specifications of the Jolla smartphone are quite mid-range especially when compared with the powerful Android competitors.

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Jolla Sailfish OS Hands-On

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At MWC 2013 , we were lucky to sit down with Marc Dillon, CEO of Jolla which is a mobile start-up based  in Finland. While Jolla might be new to mobile scene, most of the team previously worked with Nokia for several years before stepping out to start Jolla.If you were a fan of the Nokia N9 or any of the  Maemo or MeeGo devices , you will surely appreciate the approach Jolla’s Sailfish OS brings to the mobile arena.

Watch a nice 6 minute overview of the Sailfish OS presented by none other than the CEO Marc himself on a Nokia N950 developer device.

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Jolla says their OS will run Android apps (UPDATE)

Nokia launched an amazing phone last year called the N9. It ran a Linux based operating system called MeeGo, it didn’t have any front facing buttons, it had a perfectly sized 3.9 inch screen, and the press absolutely fell in love it. So much so that Stephen Elop decided to kill the N9 shortly after it shipped because he wanted the world to pay attention to the company’s Windows Phone lineup. In fact, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 are basically the N9, but with Microsoft’s software on-board.

Since MeeGo was effectively killed, those who worked on the OS had a tough decision to make: Keep working for Nokia, but on projects they really couldn’t care less about, or leave the company and try to start their own thing. This is how Jolla was born. The company is based in Helsinki, has roughly 50 employees, and their goal is to announce a phone by the end of this year. Last month I sat down with the CEO, Jussi Hurmola, and had a 20 minute chat with him. You can listen to or read that interview here.

One of the questions I asked him then and the question that’s been on everyone’s mind since is how will Jolla be competitive without an app ecosystem? According to Arctic Startup, who quotes the Finnish publication 3T, Jolla’s CEO says that his OS will run HTML5 apps, Qt apps, and something that hasn’t been confirmed until today: Android applications. This will be enabled via a software project called ACL (application compatibility layer).

And the news doesn’t stop there. Jolla’s CEO has also confirmed that their first phone will have a 3.5 inch screen. Is that a dangerous thing to do in today’s market? Maybe, but Jolla is crazy enough that it might just work!

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Update 2: Jolla has unveiled their first device running Sailfish OS.

Update: Arctic Startup now says the phone will have a screen larger than 3.5 inches. Before they reported that it would be exactly 3.5 inches.