Jolla is on a roll. The Finnish company launched its Sailfish OS-powered smartphone in November last year. Despite being tagged as one of the most promising smartphone for last year, the device itself got panned by many well known critics.
That said, the young company is doing a lot of things this year as it aims to change its fortunes with the launch of a new smartphone.
According to media reports, Jolla tweeted on Friday that it will unveil a new device on November 19. The company tweeted from its official Twitter handle, saying " Something BIG is about to begin", with a teaser image.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>The countdown to something big begins now. Sign up at <a href="http://t.co/A5ZkqgLuTp">http://t.co/A5ZkqgLuTp</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/jolla?src=hash">#jolla</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/unlike?src=hash">#unlike</a> <a href="http://t.co/QU5rMl4zjj">pic.twitter.com/QU5rMl4zjj</a></p>— Jolla (@JollaHQ) <a href="https://twitter.com/JollaHQ/status/533274205467729920">November 14, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
By now we've a fair knowledge that Jolla is indeed planning to launch a new device on November 19. It could be a tablet or a phablet. Whilst much focus has surrounded the announcement of a large screen smartphone, however, it would be interesting to see a tablet device running Sailfish OS.
Given how many smartphone competitors have sprung onto the scene over the last few years, it will be interesting to see what Jolla has up its sleeve.
Jolla recently entered the Indian smartphone market scene. They unveiled their much-hyped Jolla smartphone in the country at a price of Rs. 15,990. However, while some critics was pleased with the Sailfish OS and more, some were not impressed.
Finland-based Jolla was founded by ex-Nokia engineers in 2011. The Jolla runs the open source OS Sailfish, which is based on Linux. The mobile OS uses Android device drivers and is therefore capable of running a wide number of Android applications.
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