Jolla's Sailfish OS smartphone finds its first carrier

Finnish carrier DNA will be the first on the planet to launch Jolla's Sailfish OS smartphone. The carrier apparently has had a hand in designing the smartphone.

"As a Finnish operator, we consider it important to support this new Finnish success story, in which we see enormous potential. The partnership with Jolla reflects DNA's manner of doing business and is a fantastic example of the way in which we want to be involved in interesting innovations that bring real added value to their users. We boldly apply this start-up mentality to our own operations as well," said Pekka Väisänen, Vice President of DNA's Consumer Business.

Jolla's handset is creating a lot of buzz. (photo credit:meegoexperts)

DNA will be the first carrier on the planet to sell the phone (photo credit:meegoexperts)


"It is valuable to find a good operator as a partner in the domestic market. The cooperation between DNA and Jolla has been extremely rewarding, and we place particular value on the feedback regarding the wishes of customers, received from an operator that knows its clientele. Our two companies are equally enthusiastic about the launch of Jolla smart phones at DNA Stores nationwide during the last quarter," said CEO of Jolla Tomi Pienimäki.

Just recently, Jolla had announced that its smartphone, which has been on pre-order since May 20, has gotten pre-orders from 118 countries around the world. However, the company hasn't revealed the exact number of orders for the Sailfish OS smartphone.

Interestingly, the buzz around the phone comes even despite the fact that not all specs of the phone are known. From the specs revealed by Jolla during the announcement, we know it has an unspecified dual-core processor and comes with 16GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot. Jolla has a 4.5-inch Estrade display of unknown resolution. In addition, it will have an 8 megapixel camera and is 4G ready, depending on region and carrier support. The most interesting part about Jolla is the replaceable back cover, which the company calls "The Other Half". Each Other Half back panel comes in a different shade and changes the UI’s theme according to its colour. The phone also comes with a user-replaceable battery.

Published Date: Jun 13, 2013 03:32 pm | Updated Date: Jun 13, 2013 03:32 pm