When Nokia’s Antti Vanjoki tells you that you are the future of the world’s greatest company and you’re not sure which one he’s talking about, your career on the mobile business is off to a very promising start.
Marc Dillon brought the whole company to the Main Stage here at Slush 2012 to publish their new Sailfish OS to a full house of enthusiastic people. They started by introducing the team of people who stay up until 4AM to port Sailfish to new devices and collect over 1400 Chinese business cards to create a lot of connections to the fastest-growing smartphone market in the world.
After introducing the people, we got the product; Jolla is creating a fully open ecosystem to challenge the big players and engage new partners, developers and users to join in. Jolla is also planning to launch their own phones to spearhead the technology and create operator-branded phones, for example for Finnish operator DNA with the deal published today.
In the beginning of the demo Dillon’s shout “can you hear this in the back row” went unanswered, but after a quick fix by the AV team Sailfish’s first public UI demo went really smoothly without any demo effects on their side. The new interface elements for controlling all the running applications directly from the start screen provided a good support for their claims for “true multitasking” . The Jolla UI demos will continue with a one-hour demo session at the Even stage 17.00
- Joona Kurikka