When things didn’t go so well for Jolla as the company announce that it won’t be unable to ship the crowdfunded tablets to everyone who have placed their orders, reports began circulating the it had hit the deep end.
But as it would turn out, those reports seem a little bit over the top as the company has recently announced that it has raised new funding to continue developing the Sailfish operating system in the hopes to make it good enough for it to be licensed to manufacturers.
The company is looking to create awareness and has sort to creating a program aimed at developers and enthusiasts that it is calling Sailfish OS community.
To make things a bit interesting from the unset, Jolla has made available Limited Edition Sailfish OS smartphones called Jolla C.
The device isn’t designed for commercial use and unlike Jolla’s first smartphone it is aimed to give developers and enthusiasts an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the Sailfish operating system in preparation for any launch of smartphones from third-party companies that may hit the market.
Jolla C is exclusively available to members of the community and there are only a thousand units offered.
Here is a rundown of what the phone will offerings
5 inch, 1280 x 720-pixel display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 quad-core processor
16GB storage + microSD card slot for up to 32GB
2G GSM bands 2/3/5/8
3G WCMDA bands B1/B5/B8
4G LTE bands 1/3/7/20
WiFi and Bluetooth
8MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
9.5 Wh, 2,500 mAh battery
The device will cost around $188 and what makes it special is that it ships with Sailfish OS 2.0 software and “selected Jolla C users will also be invited to test beta OS releases.”