This is exciting. The fine folks from the old MeeGo/Maemo team in Nokia have started a new company called Jolla and are already talking about future products.
Jolla Ltd. is a Finland based smartphone company which continues the great 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.
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.
Together with international investors and partners, Jolla Ltd. will design, develop and sell new MeeGo based smartphones. The Jolla team consists of a substantial number of MeeGo’s core engineers and directors, and is aggressively hiring the top MeeGo talent to contribute to the next generation smartphone production. – Linkedin
Jolla has 51-200 employees as of today, surprisingly sizable. Company was founded in 2011. I wonder who are these international investors and partners putting their cash in? Making hardware and software isn’t exactly cheap.
Then some Tweets from JollaMobile that exploded today.
Jolla is here. #MeeGo based smartphones will have a bright, new future. Stay tuned!
@DicksonBeta @fredericosantos We continue with open source #MeeGo, and have additional assets on top to make products.
Though don’t expect Harmattan as that’s of course Nokia’s asset.
Sorry, only Nokia can do images for its products.
Yes, we will produce smartphones.
We are open for collaboration, and friends with cloudberrytec too.
New #MeeGo smartphones will be created together with our industrial and investor partners and with support of the MeeGo community.
How excited am I?
We don’t leak, we will make available material in coming weeks.
New #meego smartphone OS and new products, yes.
About supporting N9 and N950.
We are not in a position to support Nokia’s products.
It’s funny to see whole Twitter explode as Jolla came out of the shadows and started Tweeting. I usually am very skeptical about these small companies producing software and hardware, but here we have some hardcore professionals that know exactly what needs to be done.
Also it’s MeeGo, what not to like? Super excited to see what comes out of this.
Remember to follow JollaMobile on twitter!
Thanks for the overwhelming positive response so far, we are in tears of joy here! Follow us to hear more as we go in coming days and weeks!