Jolla to launch Nokia-powered smartphone

November 15
4:51 PM 2013

Finnish startup Jolla Ltd unveiled its first smartphone to be launched on November 27. The Jolla phone runs on Nokia's discarded MeeGo software. This was according to a report published by The Wall Street Journal.

Jolla Ltd is a tech startup formed by former Nokia Corp developers. The small company is based in Finland. Jolla's engineers used Nokia's old MeeGo technology to create its own software system called Sailfish, the report said.

The Jolla phone has a relatively lofty tag of EUR399 (USD538) before taxes or subsidies. This is rather more expensive compared to other popular Android models. The device boasts of a 4.5-inch display, a dual core Qualcomm processor, and an eight-megapixel camera. With its LTE connectivity, the Jolla phone is capable of using high-speed 4G networks. It also comes with 85,000 pre-installed Android apps. In addition, the new phone features Nokia's HERE mapping functionality, the report detailed.

At present, Jolla has 90 employees under its management and is aiming to fill the space that Nokia has left in the phone market, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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