The Jolla Phone

Some folks that left Nokia to strike out on their own have produced the Jolla (I think pronounced 'ho-ha' or some such) - and it's now shipping to Europe. It runs something called Sailfish, which is a Unix derivative (not Android) but can run Android apps.

I like the look of this because:

  • It looks like a nice phone - the videos of it in use look pretty nice, and it's got a swappable back cover so you can personalise it a bit.
  • It's not (yet) been weighed down with countless unnecessary 'bloatware' apps you don't want
  • It's not based on an OS made by a company who want to know your every move so that they can sell stuff to you

It remains to be seen how good it is at running Android apps, and how good it might be at privacy protection, and how flexible Sailfish turns out to be, but it's good to see a credible alternative to the other two and a half main phone types around at the moment.

Submitted by coofercat on Thu, 2013-12-19 17:35