The first Jolla phone: 4.5-inch display, Android app compliant (Update: Video tour of phone)

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The tech world will this week get to play with a new mobile OS , the Sailfish OS will initially run of a Jolla device. Jolla’s (read as yola) heavily teased launch day in Finland has already spilled some major news: pricing and specs for the first Sailfish OS handset.

Specs include

  • colorful plastic cases, in either orange or green,
  • 4.5-inch display,
  • microSD expansion with 16GB onboard, a
  • “4G” modem (whatever that means), user
  • Rreplaceable battery and
  • 8MP rear camera.

The chassis recognizes which case is attached and adapts the visual theme of the OS to match, creating “your other half, exactly as you want it to be.” Perhaps more usefully, the Sailfish operating system will also be Android app compliant out of the box. There’s an emphatic video message from Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon after the break, seeking the world’s assistance in taking the heritage of MeeGo into a new era.

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Thanks to Engadget we have a video detailing the Jolla phone