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First Official Jolla Press Release!

I was just on my way out the door when I got this press release directly from Jolla:

Jolla Ltd. Press Release July 7, 2012
Helsinki, Finland
Jolla Ltd.
Hiilikatu 3 | FI-00180 Helsinki, Finland
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MeeGo Smartphones and Operating System Find a New Life in Jolla Ltd.
Jolla Ltd. is an independent Finland based smartphone product company which
continues the excellent work that Nokia started with MeeGo. The Jolla team is
formed by directors and core professionals from Nokia’s MeeGo N9 organisation,
together with some of the best minds working on MeeGo in the communities.
Jussi Hurmola, CEO Jolla Ltd.: “Nokia created something wonderful – the world’s
best smartphone product. It deserves to be continued, and we will do that together
with all the bright and gifted people contributing to the MeeGo success story.”
Jolla Ltd. will design, develop and sell new MeeGo based smartphones. Together
with international private investors and partners, a new smartphone using this
MeeGo based OS will be revealed later this year.
Jolla Ltd. has been developing a new smartphone product and the OS since the end
of 2011. The OS has evolved from MeeGo OS using Mer Core and Qt with Jolla
technology including its own brand new UI.
The Jolla team consists of a substantial number of MeeGo’s core engineers and
directors, and is aggressively hiring the top MeeGo and Linux talent to contribute to
the next generation smartphone production. Company is headquartered in Helsinki,
Finland and has an R&D office in Tampere, Finland.
Sincerely,
Jolla Ltd.
Dr. Antti Saarnio – Chairman & Finance
Mr. Jussi Hurmola – CEO
Mr. Sami Pienimäki – VP, Sales & Business Development
Mr. Stefano Mosconi – CIO
Mr. Marc Dillon – COO
Further inquiries:
press@jollamobile.com

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20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Hope this is good news

    July 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    My first smartphone was a Nokia e71. My next phone was a n900. I have had it ever since it was released. I do not plan on buying an i-phone or droid. This news was music to my ears. If they can create a quality phone and keep the great OS, I am in.

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  6. Rino

    July 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Wellcome Jolla!!
    Take care with products names! Jolla = Joya (in spanish), ergo jolla look like an ortographical error word/name!.
    Don´t forget (Lumia = prostitute in popular spanish!) and Asha in spanish too, sound like a tool to cut tree!

     

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  8. meegoFAN

    July 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    wish you guys luck!! and please don’t forget the hebrew speakers!
    also what with all the n9 owner..?

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  12. Mikkolaak

    July 8, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Wow, now this is exciting and a great project! Can’t wait for the first phone and I hope that the whole mobile cluster benefits from this 🙂

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  14. Von

    July 8, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Of all names why Jolla? I hope they change it to something cooler. 

    • Fds

      July 8, 2012 at 8:25 am

      Heh, yeah, maybe the logo isn’t the best either (colors)

      • jake9xx

        July 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

        those are opinions, good thing about them is that (usually) everybody has their own.

    • Voulu76

      July 10, 2012 at 7:55 am

       There are over 6000 spoken languages in the world. It is more than likely that it doesn’t sound good in some of them, Mr. Von.
      By the way, it means a Skiff in English. (Is there some humor in it?)

  15. Louis Tim Larsen

    July 7, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Please make a model with full side out QWERTY keyboard!

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  17. Zerstörer Romero

    July 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Welcome to the Mobile World

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