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Jolla set themselves an achievable target of $380,000 to get their first tablet out to interested consumers. Now they’re pushing to boat (currently at $1.3M).

  • $1.5M microSD support
  • $1.75m split screen
  • $2.5M 3.5G!

In the first two days, Jolla reached a million and seems to have slowed down now. But it may interest a few more buyers now this option is available.

Stretch goals mean that even if the new goals aren’t reached, you’re still going to get your Jolla tablet.

I’m not sure why they need more money for split screen. Isn’t that simply software? Jolla recognises that this is the most wanted feature according to their users so they should really put this in regardless.

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3.5G will only be for EU users. It’ll be $30 on top to get the 3.5G version.


Cheers Sefriol for the tip!

Jolla team has released Update 9 code-named “Uitukka” to its Sailfish powered smartphones. The latest release of Sailfish is an opt-in release, means you won’t get the usual notifications unless you willingly sign up to receive this OS update.


A few points to note before you sign-up for this update:

  • You will not be able to rollback to update 8
  • The device can behave sluggishly when it is low in memory.
  • Common tasks like answering calls, opening notifications, multitasking, switching between apps etc can take tens or hundreds of milliseconds to operate in low memory conditions.
  • Communication between Sailfish apps and background processes (daemons) can take longer when the system is swapping in low memory conditions.
  • This update does bring in many new features and a lot of bug fixes across the OS as indicated in the next section despite the afore mentioned performance issues in low memory conditions.
  • Developers will largely benefit from upgrading to this version as it will provide a chance to test their apps against Qt5.2 and the dialog changes communicated earlier. Corresponding SDK release will be available early next week.

If you are a developer or a user willing to forgive performance hiccups, sign up for this opt-in release by sending an email to Make sure that the From-Address used is the one matching your Jolla account.

What’s New:
  • New overlays for Maps – satellite, car (daylight mode), transit (public transport) and night mode
  • Quicker access to favorite places on Maps
  • Search for media, albums and artists in Media player via ‘Search’ pulley menu item in the different views
  • Finer control to enable/disable AGPS assistance for obtaining location fix via ‘Faster position lock’ option in Settings > System > Location
  • Automatically save draft emails on page exit
  • Accounts framework has undergone a fair amount of unification, making the account setup process more user friendly: Fruux, Memotoo and Yahoo! now available as separate provider accounts in the ‘Add accounts’ page.
  • Copy unsaved numbers from call log via context menu
  • CardDAV support for Fruux and Memotoo service providers (experimental)
  • Browser engine updated to Gecko 31 to improve compatibility with various web sites and improving scrolling performance
  • Kazakh keyboard layout now available
  • Perform general maintenance tasks such as cleaning up backup storage to free space, restarting network connectivity, android runtime etc via Sailfish Utilities app available in Jolla Store. :- Once installed, you can access it via Settings > System > Utilities
UI interaction changes:
  • Hierarchy indicator at the top left corner of the view replaced by a single indicator trailing off the edge of the view
  • In accounts settings view, changes made are immediately saved.
  • App dialogs are now visually separated from normal app pages by having accept and cancel buttons from the page area to a persistent header

Here’s Update 9 Uitukka hands-on Video by Jollausers:


Jolla has released Hotfix for opt-in Update 9, version that prevents the connectivity manager from crashing on custom provisioned configs. This hotfix is available for users who have already opted in for Update9 and the new users who want to opt-in for Update9.


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Jolla’s Sailfish phone is new to Indian shores. How are they receiving it? Times of India question whether it’s a good alternative to Android in their review.

Design wise, they see some cues from Nokia’s N9. To TOI, it looks a little thick, especially when viewed from the sides it appears like two slim phones on top of each other.

For the price, they really were expecting a lot more than 960×450 for the display. Legibility in sunlight was average.

Software wise, there’s been a few updates since release (and another on the way).  Like pretty much every review of Sailfish, they mention the steep learning curve with this gesture based UI as ‘taking some time to get used to’.

This is a phone for enthusiast, not for everyday buyers. At this price, alternatives include the Nokia Lumia 730, Micromax Canvas knight, Asus ZenFone 6 and HTC Desire 616.

Source: TOI

Jolla makes Angry Bird Android Launcher

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In a bid to spread more Sailfish love, Jolla’s made an Android Sailfish launcher that’s Angry Birds themed.

The launcher can even launch the peeved poultry: “You can launch your launcher from the launcher, to launch your birds at the pigs – all from the new launch launcher”


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Here’s a chance to win yourself a JOLLA Phone.

Tweet the best feature of Jolla Phone. I think there are some pre-picked options. It’s basically a ‘follow snapdeal’ thing.

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1. Entries open till 14th October 2014.
2. Winners will be notified on Twitter
3. You have to follow the official Snapdeal handle
4. By participating in the contest, you agree that we can use Tweets shared by you for promotional purposes.
5. We reserve the right to immediately terminate your entry in the contest without further notice
6. We reserve the right to extend the contest without further notice.
7. The Tweets should not contain any adult, obscene or pornographic content

As announced, the Finnish smartphone start-up Jolla today launched its first Sailfish OS powered smartphone in India for Rs. 16499 exclusively on Snapdeal. To sweeten the deal, they are also offering Jolla VIP pack worth Rs. 7000 free to first 90 buyers of the Jolla smartphone.

Jolla smartphone is powered by open mobile operating system Sailfish OS, which is based on the heritage of Nokia MeeGo. Jolla smartphone and Sailfish OS feature a distinct button-less design, next generation gesture-based smartphone user interface, live multitasking, and full Android application compatibility.

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At the launch, Sami Pienimäki, Co-founder and CMO of Jolla Ltd said:

Today, we are extremely excited to announce the availability of the Jolla smartphone and Sailfish OS in India, offering a true new alternative to the smartphone market. The most widely used mobile OS is rapidly colonialising the digital world, removing any sort of differentiation and turning the once exciting smartphone business into a hardware battle. Jolla smartphone with its open and independent Sailfish OS, is bringing excitement and freedom back to the smartphone industry.

Jolla Specifications:
  • OS: Sailfish
  • Display: 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) qHD 5-point multi-touch IPS display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 SoC
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Camera: 8 megapixel AF camera with LED flash, 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Storage : 16GB storage with MicroSD slot
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n , Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS
  • Battery: 2100 mAh removable battery

Jolla smartphone also comes with The Other Half smart covers, which offer a great combination of hardware and software innovation. Each of these covers are designed to provide a unique experience, courtesy of preset ambiances and functionalities, including colors, fonts, sounds, profiles, and applications. These covers are manufactured from ultra-durable and scratch resistant polycarbonate.

Jolla VIP Pack

Jolla smartphone comes in White color and is priced at Rs. 16,499 in India. The handset is exclusively available on Snapdeal. First 90 buyers would get the VIP box free, which includes three NFC enabled Other Half covers in Poppy Red, Keira Black and Aloe colors.

[Source Jolla Press]

Here’s the latest iteration of the OLED “The other Half” back covers for Jolla Phone.

This is the one with an OLED panel at the back. What’s that at the right though – LED notification? That for me would be useful (like on the Nokia N900)

The panel shows battery life, time, missed call and messages. Chat info doesn’t work.

When a call is incoming the screen flashes.


The Finnish smartphone manufacturer Jolla and carrier 3HK officially announced the availability of Jolla’s Sailfish OS-based smartphone in Hong Kong. The handset is available for free on the 4G LTE Super Plan, or for HK$2,888 ($21.7) direct from the network.

To sweeten the deal, the wireless carrier is offering 25% discount on The Other Half cover. Also the first batch of users to grab the device will get Jolla VIP pack, which includes 3 additional The Other Half smart covers for free.

Jolla HK

Jolla smartphone runs on a unique gesture-based operating system Sailfish OS that has been built on the heritage of MeeGo, an open source operating system formerly developed by Nokia among others. The handset features a 4.5-inch  960×540 qHD IPS screen, a 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a  1.3 MP front facing camera for video calls, 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded via microSD cards. 

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The handset is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual core Qualcomm processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM, Adreno 305graphics and 2100 mAh battery. It sports 4G connectivity, NFC, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. 

Jolla VIP Pack

The smartphone also comes with The Other Half smart covers, which offer a great combination of hardware and software innovation. Each of these covers are designed to provide a unique experience, courtesy of preset ambiances and functionalities, including colors, fonts, sounds, profiles, and applications. These covers are manufactured from ultra-durable and scratch resistant polycarbonate.

[Via Jolla]