MeeGo startup Jolls's first smartphone to go on sale on November 27th

MeeGo startup Jolla has just announced that its first smartphone will go on sale in Finland on November 27th. It will be sold by Finnish carrier DNA — the first carrier Jolla signed up to its Sailfish OS project, back in November last year.

The Finnish startup is speaking on stage at the Slush conference taking place in Helsinki this week.

The phone has a 4.5″ Estrade display, a dual-core chip, 4G, 16GB internal memory plus a microSD card slot, an 8MP auto focus camera, a user-replaceable battery and interchangeable backplates that can influence the UI’s look and feel. Jolla has previously said the handset will cost €399.

Jolla, which is comprised of ex-Nokians who carried the MeeGo torch out of the building when Nokia decided to throw its all in with Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, has always said it will prioritise its home market for the launch of its first device.

But China is also a strong focus for Jolla — which has set up an alliance to support its MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS in the region, and attracted backing to the tune of €200M from “leading industry players”.

Jolla has not specified who exactly is involved in the alliance.