Some bad news, yet probably not all too surprising. Jolla has been vague about the supposed summer release of their first device and now CEO of Jolla, Marc Dillon has officially confirmed that Jolla is aiming to release the phone before Christmas in Finland and in China before Chinese New Year. A bit of a change of the summer release target.
We will release the device and the details as soon as possible, probably in March or April. It is important to publish the product on time in order to be ready for distribution when the device enters the market. - Marc Dillon
Then lets talk more about the device. According to Dillon they are looking at the markets outside of Finland and China, like you would expect. According to Dillon there’s multiple options open for them there. To question will Jolla announce multiple devices, Dillon simply answers that they already have ready product roadmap laid out.
When it comes to price Dillon mentions their phone to be premium smartphone, yet it’s not on the very highest price category. Again, Jolla certainly has its targets set high and oh so familiar to anybody who follows Nokia.
Sailfish comes right after them (Android and iOS). We have the most interesting package just now and our system is all different from everybody else. - Marc Dillon
Great, now we have another company singing that 3rd ecosystem mantra. Dillon still wishes no bad for the Finnish giant and would be more than ready to license Sailfish for Nokia as well. He also claims that there has been a lot of interest from other manufacturers, but doesn’t name them.