Finnish startup Jolla formally announced the first smartphone running its open-source Sailfish OS, hoping to spark interest in a the fledgling platform as it seeks to compete with goliaths like Apple, Google, BlackBerry and Microsoft in the growing smartphone market.
Jolla has appointed Tomi Pienimäki as its new CEO as the Finnish startup approaches the commercial launch of its Sailfish mobile operating system.
If Jolla can successfully identify pockets of demand and tightly manage its costs, it may create a sustainable niche. Should it be even moderately successful, Intel and Nokia will look back wistfully at what could have been.
Finnish startup Jolla publicly unveiled its forthcoming Sailfish mobile operating system at the Slush event in Helsinki, releasing the first version of its SDK and announcing deals with carrier DNA and chipset maker ST-Ericsson.
Jolla, the Finnish startup building the open-source Sailfish mobile operating system, is reshuffling its executive team, elevating COO Marc Dillon to CEO.
Jolla is slated to unveil its first smartphone based on Nokia's abandoned MeeGo platform next month, The Wall Street Journal reports. Additional details on the device, including Jolla's manufacturing partner, are unknown.
Jolla revealed that its forthcoming smartphones based on Nokia's abandoned MeeGo smartphone platform will run applications optimized for Google's Android operating system.
MeeGo could gain a second life thanks to a group of ex-Nokia employees who formed a startup--Jolla--that plans to release a MeeGo-based smartphone later this year.
Intel will combine four of its mobility units into a single new unit in a bid to speed time to market and accelerate adoption of Intel's chips in mobile devices, part of a fresh push into a market
Click here for a possible teaser video from Nokia of its forthcoming Windows Phone product.
Much is riding on Nokia's ( NYSE:NOK ) event this week. At the company's Nokia World conference