Ex Nokia employees launch Jolla smartphone, to run on sailfish OS

The phone comes with a 4.5-inch display and 8-megapixel camera.

Zee Media Bureau/Reema Sharma

New Delhi: A group of ex-Nokia software developers have launched Jolla (to be pronounced Yo-laa) Smartphone priced at 399 euros (USD 540).

The phone comes with a 4.5-inch display and 8-megapixel camera. It will also be 4G-capable.

The USP of this Smartphone lies in its open-source Operating System—Sailfish which was erstwhile Meego.

Nokia's former MeeGo software team that was shut down after the company decided to switch to Microsoft's Windows Phone software in 2011.

Jolla's openness in allowing users to download Google Inc.’s Android apps would differentiate it from others. The Smartphone is compatible with more than 85,000 apps provided by Android.