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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1163d ago | article

Here Comes the First Real Alternative to iPhone and Android

Mashable - If you talk to enough people at the Finnish mobile startup Jolla, at some point it occurs to you that the company it most resembles is Apple. Not the Apple of today, which is basically a half-trillion-dollar supply chain with a design appendage, but Apple back when it was Steve Jobs obsessing over the creation of the Macintosh, which was radical in its focus on the user. In demos, at least, Jolla’s decidedly different new mobile operating system (OS), called Sailfish, looks that good. (Android, iPhone, Sailfish, Software)

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-Mezzo-  +   1163d ago
It sounds really interesting, well not interesting enough to dump my Android as soon as it comes out, but i'll be keeping an eye on Jolla Sailfish's progress.
mcstorm  +   1162d ago
That looks a lot like the old TouchWiz on the Omnia. For me the best Mobile OS out there for looks and usability is Windows Phone 8.

Be good if they can get this OS selling well as it would be good to have a lot of choice rather than just Android IOS and WP8 at the moment.
illegalprelude  +   1162d ago
What people don't realize is that it takes more than a fancy UI. You need developer support for great apps and a ecosystem. Jolla has none of these and thus, it will fail.
TwistedMetal  +   1162d ago
lol this is no good and they just gave there ideas to apple and google and samsung to copy with this video
fatstarr  +   1162d ago
they have a super uphill battle, its kinda late for this now. but all it is is a backing from a major major manufacturing company and a phone company maybe it can get 3% of the market.
evolution54  +   1162d ago
Are you kidding me? We already have a real iPhone competitor/alternative and that device is called the Samsung Galaxy S3.

What I just saw was not enough to even sway me to switch from either a S3 with Jellybean or iPhone. They obviously have to start somewhere but the title is damn misleading.
NonApplicable  +   1162d ago
This basically looks like they took a bunch of Android app and custom launcher ideas. While this is cool, it isn't unique.
aviator189  +   1162d ago
Hmm...that symbol in the top left corner reminds me of the zune logo...
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1162d ago
I'm not impress at all is very android like they not really showing anything new
M_Prime  +   1162d ago
like everyone here is saying, it looks like everything else out there.

I like my iPhone because of the simplicity and the support in the app store plus the support IN STORE, if my iphone is acting up i go to the apple store and they wave a magic wand and its good (had earphone speaker go on my 3Gs because of sweat) Without good apps all the phones are the same, its the extra stuff that makes it unique.

Good luck to this company, i hope they figure out where they belong
iliimaster  +   1162d ago
looks good but im just so in love with my samsung galaxy gs3 its the ultimate phone no need for aaaanything else in my opinion
Heavenly King  +   1162d ago
too late for the party.

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