In May this year, we brought you word that the good people over at Jolla have announced their Sailfish OS powered smartphone, and the first shipments of this particular smartphone is said to kick off sometime in the fourth quarter of the year. It is nice to know then, that Jolla has already started to sell this smartphone of theirs at the earlier agreed price of €399 At that price point, you will find that the Jolla smartphone will arrive equipped with a 4.5″ qHD IPS display, running on a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a dual-core 1.4GHz Krait processor, an Adreno 305 graphics chipset and 1GB RAM.
Apart from that, there is an 8-megapixel shooter located right at the back, alongside 16GB of internal memory with a slew of connectivity options. Sailfish OS is said to continue from where the MeeGo OS left off, having being developed by ex Nokia employees. It will place plenty of emphasis on gestures, and is also able to handle Android apps without missing a beat – and thanks to the pre-installed Yandex store, you can already gain access to at least 85,000 Android applications right out of the box. Of course, knowing that Nokia HERE Maps also arrives pre-installed makes it easier to make a purchase decision, no?