Former Nokia team launches first smartphone

  • A group of former Nokia software developers launched its first smartphone on Monday.

    Jolla was founded by Nokia's former MeeGo software team, which was made redundant after the company switched to Microsoft's Windows Phone software in 2011.

    With a price tage of $510, the new handset runs on the MeeGo-based Sailfish operating system, which is compatible with Google's Android applications.

    The phone features a 4.5-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera.

    The Jolla is set to go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year.

    With just 70 employees and $14 million in venture capital, Jolla faces the monumental task of breaking into the smartphone market.

    Google's Android and Apple's iOS make up 92 percent of the sector.

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