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.
“A limited group of first registrants will also get an invitation to our International Sailfish Community Event in Helsinki, June 17, 2016, where you can attend Sailfish-related workshops,” said the company.
Jolla C specifications
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display
- 1.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor with Adreno 306 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
- Sailfish OS 2.0 compatible with Android apps
- Dual SIM
- 8MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 142×72×9.6mm; Weight: 150g
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
- 2500mAh battery
The Jolla C comes in Red color and is priced at 169 Euros (US$ 188 / Rs. 12,660 approx.), including VAT and free shipping in Finland as a part of the community program. Final price will vary, depending on the country.
Regarding the new community program, Sami Pienimäki, Co-founder of Jolla, said:
An active developer and fan community has always been a core part of Sailfish OS, and we want to thank all our fans for their passion and support throughout the years. The program was sold out quickly after the launch, which is a strong message of the willingness to change the world together. As the Sailfish OS licensing is expanding, the role of an active community gets even bigger. We are now investigating if we can extend the program beyond this.