Jolla Mobile, the Finnish mobile startup, has announced that it will be showing off its MeeGo based smartphone operating system at the Slush startup conference in Helsinki. The conference is slated to take place from 21-22 November. The operating system has been codenamed Sailfish and details regarding the SDK for the OS will be rolled out around the same time.
Jussi Hurmola, CEO of Jolla, plans to unveil device information and availability later in the year. We reported previously that the startup founded by ex-Nokians now had €200 million in funding by means of an alliance formed in Hong Kong. The company has hinted in the past that they have been working on scalability and this was reaffirmed in the press release which says that Jolla has been working on “the scalability and user experience based on MeeGo in order to be able to support multiple different device categories”. We’re not quite sure if there is a market for yet another mobile operating system but we can hope that the team behind the strikingly different MeeGo OS just might have something special in their hands.