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SLUSH Event: Official Jolla Schedule

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November 21st is the day we all have been waiting for! Jolla will have a keynote speech and launch their Sailfish OS on the Slush event. We now have the schedule so you know when everything is happening!

November 21st:

09:00 – Jolla will participate in the Slush media event (Q&A’s)  (GMT: 07:00)

11:15Jolla Keynote Speech (GMT: 09:15)

17:00-18:00Sailfish UI demo presentation (GMT: 15:00-16:00)

November 22nd:

10:00-11:00SDK demo presentation (GMT: 08:00-09:00)

Please note that all bold times quoted are in local Finnish time.

The event will also be available to be viewed via a live stream. We will post a link when it is avaliable.

A Short Description of Jolla Sailfish Strategy

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The guys over at Jolla Tides have explained the Jolla Sailfish strategy in a simple and good way. Here is a quote from their article:

PHASE 1:  Finish developing their own Sailfish Operating System (SOS) for Smartphones and show it off to the world on 21/22 November at the SLUSH event in Helsinki, Finland.

PHASE 2: Develop their own Jolla branded smartphone as a starting point for the Sailfish OS and sell it with both new developers/developer community and regular customers in mind.

PHASE 3: From the success of the SLUSH event and more evidence showing off their own smartphone running Sailfish, Jolla will attract other mobile handset manufacturers to license the Sailfish OS (in Q1 2013) and incorporate the Sailfish OS into their own branded mobile phones (e.g. Nokia, Sony etc).  This is the ongoing software service side of Jolla’s business.

ONGOING: Provide software support and updates for the Sailfish OS to all smartphones running the Sailfish OS.  Run and maintain their own Sailfish app store for further revenue stream and for developers/developer community to benefit.  Continue to release Jolla branded flagship models e.g. annually.

Head over to http://jollatides.com and read the full article. Click here.

New phone from Jolla next month!

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Jolla have worked very hard the last couple of months. They struck a deal with Chinas biggest smartphone retail chain, and now they have raised €200 million from a variety of telecommunications-industry players to be able to launch their new phone. And according to The Wall Street Journal that is going to happen next month! We can expect a very interesting autumn this year.

You can read the full article here.

The guys over at jollatides.com have done yet another interview with Jussi Hurmola. There are some interesting new points in the interview. They are going to work with other companies to bring more devices with different form factors with MeeGo and Jolla software to the market.

Read the full interview here.

Will Jolla launch a phone very soon?

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The user inteface of the original version of MeeGo

ZDNet has done another interview with Jolla CEO Jussi Hurmola. We can find a few interesting things there. First is that they are expanding fast. They were interviewing 38 potential hires and plans to have 100 Finnish staff by the end of 2012. They are also going to open an office in China.

Another great part is that the user interface is ready to roll according to Jussi Hurmola. Will we see a launch soon?

The user interface (UI) for its Jolla device is ready to roll, according to Hurmola: “Our UI is ready now, we haven’t released it yet, we will save it for the product launch and the platform is getting up now so the project looks pretty nice.”

They won’t reveal the release date yet, but we will hopefully see a launch soon.

Read the full article here.

 

Nokia Bridge – To help ex-employees with their startups

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Nokia struggles financially at the moment and has reduced the staff with 40,000 in the last two years. In response they started a scheme called Nokia Bridge to help ex-employees whit their new start-up businesses. Jolla Mobile is one of the new businesses that benefit from the program.

With 40,000 layoffs announced in the last two years, Nokia has lost technical talent hand over fist. In response, it’s set up a number of centres in Europe, India and the US to help those faced with redundancy to find a new job, either inside or outside the company.

The scheme, known as Bridge, was introduced in April 2011 and offers an entrepreneurial stream. For those with a new business idea in need of backing, the programme can lead to start-up funding and exposure to angel investors, venture capitalists and other entrepreneurs.

ZDNet have a very interesting article on the subject. Click here to read the full article.