Finnish company Jolla, which is working on a smartphone powered by the Sailfish operating system, says its first production batch of smartphones has been fully booked. The device was launched in May and is expected to start shipping by the end of the year. The production quantity hasn’t been confirmed but is thought to be in the low to mid five-figure range.
Tomi Pienimäki, CEO of Jolla, said “We are delighted to see this great worldwide interest towards our very first device. When you see someone wearing an ‘I am the First One’ T-shirt, you see a proud future owner of Jolla. For those, who missed the first opportunity, we are now doing our best to offer a second chance, a new batch of Jolla smartphones later in the autumn. I encourage everyone interested in Jolla to sign up at jolla.com and be the first to know about any new developments, such as the opening of the next pre-sales campaign.”
Sailfish is a Linux-based mobile operating system that uses elements from the Nokia/Intel MeeGo project. The smartphone is capable of running Android apps.