Jolla, the first Sailfish OS smartphone, gets official specs announced

The Linux-based Sailfish OS will arrive on the Jolla smartphone by the end of 2013, and it now has some official specs.

The Finnish company has taken the brilliant MeeGo OS, that Nokia created but never pushed after Microsoft paid for Windows Phone to be on its handsets, and has developed it into Sailfish OS. This is great because it's totally open to the developer community with the plan to let it grow and change to suit users' needs. And the best bit? It will be compatible with current Android apps.

The Jolla smartphone will come standing 4.5-inches tall with a display pumping out a 960 x 540 resolution. It will also feature a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and 16GB storage with mircoSD expansion slot. There will be an 8MP auto-focus camera with LED flash on the back and 2MP snapper on the front.

So nothing to write home about on the spec front but then this will be a bare-bones OS that shouldn't need more power than that. Pick one up near the end of 2013 for €400 (£337).