Jolla has created a lot of excitement over most of this year, and while some lucky few have already had theirs in Finland, most of the people across Europe (and the world) are still waiting. The pre-orders sold out pretty quickly, and a lot of people were left rubbing their hands.
Today, Jolla have announced that a new batch of Jolla smartphones is now available to order online. Just head to shop.jolla.com if you’re in Europe. It launches their online shop, starting with the EU countries, Switzerland and Norway. Customers can expect to receive their Jolla smartphone in 2 to 4 weeks, running the Sailfish OS Beta, and would cost 399 Euros including VAT.
“Sales of Jolla smartphones are off to a great start and it is time to move on to the next phase by offering a new batch of Jolla smartphones to new customers across Europe,” says Tomi Pienimäki, CEO of Jolla.
Previously ordered devices are all being shipped to EU customers by Christmas, whereas the shipments of new orders will begin in early January.
“After solving some technical logistics issues all the shipments to pre-order customers in the EU will be shipped by Christmas. We want to thank all of our valued customers for their great support and patience to make this happen,” continues Pienimäki.
Jolla has mostly been taken up by the open source community, and Jolla are carrying that message onwards by opening a portal at together.jolla.com. It shall allow its users to participate in developing Jolla further, and users can discuss and vote on which features they’d like to see in Jolla, report issues as well as submit new ideas.
“We launched Jolla with Sailfish OS Beta to put the product in the hands of real customers as soon as possible. We have received a lot of valuable feedback, for example, regarding power management and most wanted features, and we are reacting quickly. We have already released two updates for the OS and are expecting to rapidly improve the capabilities with frequent over the air updates,” Pienimäki concludes.