Jolla phone en-GB Jolla sails into the smartphone seas with sexy new OS <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Windows, Android and iOS, you’ve got company. And, mad price aside, it looks competitive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1335" height="1000" title="Jolla with Sailfish OS" alt="Jolla with Sailfish OS" src="" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The future of smartphones has just gotten a tad more interesting with the emergence of a brand new handset and its even newer operating system - the Sailfish-running Jolla, <a href="" target="_blank">which was teased back in May</a> but we never quite expected to see light of day.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fish and Finns </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What sets Jolla apart is its operating system - Sailfish.</p> <p class="p1">While the platform is not an entirely new species of phone smarts (it recognises the usual screen-stroking motions), it attempts to differentiate itself by swimming upstream.</p> <p class="p1">Users can check on updates in the Events view by swiping upwards, or pull and release to start up the camera via its Pulley menu. It might sound like driving on the opposite side of the road for now, but it should come naturally to adept tech adopters quickly enough. &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">What&rsquo;s most critical is that Sailfish allows users access to both Android and native Sailfish apps, leaving even the most insatiable of appetites spoilt for choice. With the chance of more developers getting on board due to its open-sourced nature, the app-mosphere will be heating up, and hopefully, resulting in some choice picks for us. In any case, it immediately gives the Jolla a better app roster than any Windows Phone smartphone can currently muster.</p> <p class="p1">The Jolla is priced at&nbsp;&euro;399 a pop in Finland, which is crazily high compared to the likes of the &pound;295 <a href="">Google Nexus 5</a> and &pound;135 <a href="" target="_blank">Motorola Moto G</a>. We fear that could be its downfall, but look forward to giving the device a go if and when it hits the UK.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="" target="_blank">Jolla</a> via <a href="" target="_blank">BBC</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jolla Jolla phone Sailfish Smartphones Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:49:24 +0000 Will Findlater 1429589 at