The first production batch of Jolla smartphones has been fully sold out, the company has announced.
Jolla was founded by a number of former Nokia employees who had worked on the Linux based MeeGo OS, that was dropped by Nokia when it switched to Windows Phone.
Jolla launched its first smartphone in May and kicked off an online pre-order campaign, which reached its first batch limit by mid-July. Online pre-orders were received from 136 countries in total.
"We are delighted to see this great worldwide interest towards our very first device. When you see someone wearing an 'I am the First One' T-shirt, you see a proud future owner of Jolla," says Tomi PienimÍĪki, CEO of Jolla. "For those, who missed the first opportunity, we are now doing our best to offer a second chance, a new batch of Jolla smartphones later in the autumn."
The first Jolla is targeted to begin shipping by the end of 2013, starting in
Although based on its own Sailfish OS, the smartphone will be compatible with Android apps, which should reassure buyers that they wont be left with an app-less device if developers decide not to support the OS.
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