Jolla Hardware Predictions ?

While the hardware side of things may not be finalised yet and certainly will not be making an appearance at the SLUSH event (according to Jolla), lets make some guesses on what we can hope to expect based on what Maemo, MeeGo and Mer are able to support.

Hardware Speculations:

  • Headphone socket with shared Video out would be a bonus (N900/N9 both supported this)
  • FM transmitter/receiver (N900 had both, but N9 could only use the receiver part – the question is does this feature have any merit in todays smartphone?)
  • Front and rear cameras (N900/N9 both had this)
  • A camera slide cover similar to N900 would be a bonus
  • Dual LED for camera flash
  • WIFI (A given in todays smartphones)
  • Bluetooth (Also most probably a given)
  • Probable multi core processor (Neither N900 or N9 had but it must be considered to remain competitive in todays market)
  • 1GB plus ROM (N9 benefited hugely in multitasking from relatively high memory)
  • Minimum 16GB Internal Storage (with SD for extra) (could offer other options as well ie. 32gb/64gb)
  • Micro SD card slot (this would be great especially for multibooting but not entirely necessary as long as there is a high internal storage option: 32gb/64gb)
  • Removable battery maybe (again would be nice but not expected)
  • +/- 4″ gorilla glass screen (N9 was probably around the perfect size considering form/function ratio)
  • +/- 250 ppi  (a hard one to assess and could be more or less – obviously the more the better!)
  • Most probably full touchscreen phone but potential to surprise us with a QWERTY option ala N900/N950/Lauta maybe?
  • Micro USB for charging and USB OTG

Okay, I’m running out of ideas here again but if you can think of anything I missed or have something which you think might definitely make an appearance in the hardware spec list based on what you’ve heard or know, please feel free to comment below. Let’s keep the guesses realistic based on what you may have heard through the grapevine.  :-)

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  1. What I would like to see:
    - An alarm clock which works when the phone is turned of. It was a kind of standard with old phones, but smart phones seem to have lost the ability.
    - A docking solution
    - I really hope for a removable battery. Not having this is a very bad idea. I hate apple for starting this trend.
    - QWERTY option would be great.

    • oh yea where is the GPS/GPRS module????
      i think there is in.
      if u want use AMOLED, put high quality battery like 1800mAh minimun!!
      and u can implement Li-PO battery and not Li-Tio like in Apple
      and LCD retina display is good but not perfect
      AMOLED is best if had good energy power

  2. Most important is to do it with a SIM and not a MicroSIM card as SIM gives more option to swap sim cards like data or voice interchangeably between mobile phone and tablet for example, while it is so hard to so with microSIM

  3. we want curve gorilla glass,xeno flash,8gb rom and 2gb of ram.os must be light,as light as symbian.we only os boot must only take a maximum of 200mb of ram.decent loud speaker,2mp front facing camera.gorilla glass 2.720p screen

  4. On-Screen Keyboard is a better choice for internationalization, since the same mobile would be able to provide any keyboard.

  5. I’d like a 4.3 inch screen, 3 capacitive touch buttons, a memory card port, a 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera and a removable battery.

  6. A decent camera of at least 8 mp with good low light performance, HD screen, 1gb+ rom, unibody design and a good multi core processor………

    • General:
      – 2G, 3G, 4G
      – Micro-SIM

      Body:
      – under 150 g
      – ~ 124 x 66 x 9 mm
      – camera/volume buttons
      – 3 touch buttons or something creative
      – dont make iPhone V.2 that explodes when you drop it

      Display:
      – IPS
      – 720 x 1280 pixels, 4,3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)
      – Multitouch
      – Gorilla Glass

      Sound:
      – 3.5mm jack
      – good speaker

      Memory:
      – MicroSD, up to 32/64 GB
      – 16 GB storage or more
      – 1 GB RAM or more

      Data:
      – WLAN, Wi-Fi hotspot
      – Bluetooth (3.1 or better)
      – NFC
      – microUSB, USB OTG

      Camera:
      – Primary: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
      – Features: Geo-tagging, touchfocus, face and smile detection and image stabilization
      – video: 1080p@30fps
      – Secondary: 1-2 MP, 720p@30fps

      Features:
      – dual-core or quad-core
      – good GPU
      – standard sensors
      – HTML 5
      – GPS
      – Java
      – voice commands
      – video/photo editor
      – videoplayer that support multiple codes

      Battery:
      – Li-Ion 1800 mAh
      – Stand-by ~400 h
      – Talk time ~15 h

  7. How about… Fully waterproof (option with separate cover) that could be used with gloves on? Long life battery, that is not troubled by cold (SANYO eneloop technology?). Number of colours and resolution on screen could be tuned according to the user needs (old people need bigger fonts and icons and not truecolour highres…), even the keyboard on screen would be sizeable and moveable. Therefor multiple profiles readymade. Realtime multitasking with quadrature core and enough memory… I have some mroe ideas, but I must work now…

  8. Transformer pad style or click-and-go removable qwerty keyb, USB+host+charging on side
    AND end of frame, SD card extension.
    Don’t just do another phone, do also tablet with phone.
    ..and do not forget docking. Make a standard with Google and/or Microsoft. There would be huge business and everybody would be interested. Apple can have their two different docking systems.

  9. were talking bout new small company I do not expect latest and greatest technology like apple, nokia or samsung.

    especially not at the camera etc.,.

    more like a “developer” phone everything else is just dreaming…

  10. “Headphone socket with shared Video out would be a bonus (N900/N9 both supported this)”

    Nope. Headphone socket yes but please can we have video out via HDMI using the USB port. I don’t think I even have anything that takes an analogue video input anymore.

    “FM transmitter/receiver (N900 had both, but N9 could only use the receiver part – the question is does this feature have any merit in todays smartphone?)”

    Definitely. I used to use it all the time with my C7 in the car and missed it a lot with my N9. The transmitter allows you to play your music through the car stereo while it will still interrupt the music for map directions and calls. I had to buy a Jabra SP700 bluetooth speakerphone which has a built in FM transmitter for this purpose.

    Please also make it clever enough to hunt for spare radio space to avoid conflicts with radio stations. The Jabra can do this manually. I’ve seen others with automatic modes that use RDS to maintain the right frequency with your car radio.

    “A camera slide cover similar to N900 would be a bonus”

    A negative IME. They all seem to scratch the lens, collect fluff or just add too much bulk.

    “Dual LED for camera flash”

    Some people will have nothing less than Xenon.

    “WIFI (A given in todays smartphones)”

    5Ghz 802.11n please as well as the usual 2.6Ghz.

    “Probable multi core processor (Neither N900 or N9 had but it must be considered to remain competitive in todays market)”

    Depends. I’d love to see them using the STE chips, especially the 9600. Multi core seems a must on ARM. I’m wondering however if Intel aren’t still involved with MeeGo in some background way. If that is so, then potentially Intel’s Medfield single core processors are ok. The only problem with Intel then is the poor GPU performance.

    “1GB plus ROM (N9 benefited hugely in multitasking from relatively high memory)”

    1GB RAM you mean. I’d think 1GB RAM+ is a must and 2GB is pretty much the norm on even mid level Android phones now. e.g. Nexus 4 has 2GB RAM.

    “Minimum 16GB Internal Storage (with SD for extra) (could offer other options as well ie. 32gb/64gb)
    Micro SD card slot (this would be great especially for multibooting but not entirely necessary as long as there is a high internal storage option: 32gb/64gb)”

    It would be nice but I’d be happy with a 64GB model with no SD card slot. Anything less and an SD card slot is a must.

    “+/- 4″ gorilla glass screen (N9 was probably around the perfect size considering form/function ratio)”

    Agreed there although phones like the Motorola Razr M/I fit a 4.3″ screen into similar N9 space by reducing the bezel as much as possible.

    That’s not to say a larger phone will totally put me off Jolla but I’d really prefer it to still be as pocketable as an N9 and not like a Lumia 920 or one of the massive Android phones.

    “+/- 250 ppi (a hard one to assess and could be more or less – obviously the more the better!)”

    A 1280×800 4.3″ AMOLED screen is what I’d like to see. And please, no pentile matrix!

    “Most probably full touchscreen phone but potential to surprise us with a QWERTY option ala N900/N950/Lauta maybe?”

    Full touchscreen but with a keyboard that can be connected to it like a phone sized MS Surface.

    “Micro USB for charging and USB OTG”

    And HDMI. I’d love to see a Nokia 2mm charging pin too as USB is too easy to break and too fiddly to connect/reconnect. I can see why wireless charging is taking off if the alternative is USB. Apple may not have added wireless charging but they do seem to have realised that micro USB is a stupid connector standard for something that is plugged/unplugged so often and used by many people while charging, bending the connector.

    • Xenon = no flashlight app. It might seem trivial, but a flashlight is probably one of the most used features on a smartphone from my experience.
      I agree with the charging port – my N8 has both a micro USB and 2mm charging port – I use the 2mm jack all the time. I like the wireless charging idea in principal, but it also means you can’t really hold your phone while charging unlike the traditional method. And let’s face it, they all need wires at the end of the day and induction charging coils use up a lot of extra potential hardware space in the phone.

  11. I think the screen will be 720p and about 4,3 inches. This is just a guess, but I think it’ll have pretty outstanding industrial design too…

  12. My h/w suggestion:
    Taking as starting point N900, make it little bit thinner, not wider not taller (N9 size should be the max), otherwise i have a) to change all my trousers and get others with larger pockets, b) and make my fingers longer which I cannot do ;-(

    So size is important because I want to operate basic functionality with one hand comfortably, otherwise if I have to use both hands I’d rather get a 7″ tablet.

    H/W physical keyboard, 1-2GB ram, fast CPU, micro SD card slot or 64GB internal storage (remember N900 come with 32GB and that was more than 3 years ago!). Battery should be replaceable relatively easily. Screen resolution should be 250+ dpi

    Camera? hm 8mp with ios should be nice, the N8 camera module even nicer. USB OTG please! IR should be nice feature. FM radio/transmitter is still a very usefull feature.

    • Sounds good to me parastar – i think you mean OIS for the camera = optical image stabilisation, as opposed to the OS (IOS) used by big silicon valley fruit-based company. ;-)

  13. A dream Jolla device like a super N9:

    - Multi core.
    - High resolution, more than 1280x720px (16/9 aspect ratio).
    - Ram 4 to 6 Mb.
    - High capacity 16/32/64/128 Gb.
    - SD External expandable storage.
    - High-resolution photo camera (16 to 22-megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics), with ND and Polarized Filter.
    - Full HD video (1920x1080p Mp4 / 35-45Mbit or AVCHD at 24Mbit 4.2.0 or 4.2.2 in LiveView. capture speed 23,986 / 24/25/30/60 FPS, like a Gopro3.
    - Polarized 4.0 to 4.5 inches screen,
    - High-Quality Sound capture and playback.
    - High Quality Graphics Video card!
    - Multiple Video code, DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV, MKV player
    - Document viewer (PDF, Words, Excel)
    - Resized virtual keyboard.
    - HTML 5 Browser
    - Bluetooth 4.0.
    - WIFI.
    - NFC.
    - HDMI in/out.
    - FM Transmitter/Receiver.
    - GPS, Maps and Compass.
    - USB charging.
    - OTG
    - etc.., etc..
    … a Swiss knife phone…!

    Christmas is Coming!

  14. Many good ideas above :-) I love my N8, it’s excellent camera, the possibility of connecting it to any computer without Ovi, Zune or similar (It lacks raw processor powr, though)This would be nice, together with a proper qwerty keyboard :-)

  15. 1st device 4″ full touchscreen 1280x720px, 1800 mAh battery
    2nd device and developper 4″ touchscreen + physical keyboard 1280x720px,1800 mAh battery
    3rd device 5″ full touchscreen 2800 mAh battery
    For all:
    IPS
    No pentile
    Dual core
    1 GB RAM
    16 to 64 GB internal storage
    Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
    FM transmitter/receiver
    8+ mpx camera full HD
    2 mpx front HD 720px camera
    USB with HDMI support
    USB OTG
    NFC

  16. From my POV, a HW keyboard (like the N900 or maybe the E7 ? I’m not sure about the differences) is important: every time I have to use the virtual keyboard on my N9 is a royal pain.
    I don’t have big or clumsy fingers, but the “precision” of the touch is horrible for me.

    Also, keep the size contained.
    I find ridiculous all those “phones” that are sizing up almost to a tablet (yes, Galaxy Note comes to mind, but the Galaxy S3 is huge as well).
    To me, the N9 is on the verge of being to big already.

  17. I have a suggestion maybe you will like it is to make it dust proof and water proof especially for places were too much humid occures

  18. FM-transmitter please. It is missing in alot of phones today. And yea would be great to just put music through the car stereo with this option.

  19. As long as it has decent camera (8 Mpx),Micro SD Slot,Multi Codec Support( with 1080p MKV container),3d Stereo sound on Video,Terminal X for access and server and resistive screen (since I love Mypaint).

  20. if you could add MW and LW never seen these in a phone (don’t know why?) as well as FM that would be fantastic i don’t always have internet on my N900

    11 days to go!

    • Lumia 800 does work with Windows phone 7.5, and will be updated to 7.8. It will “never” have WP 8 and multitasking..
      Unfortunately Nokia maps is The One – you can use offline (in smartphone). Nokia drive is same app – but with different UI.
      I do load needed maps country by country to my E7 before trip, and then there is no need to go online. Maps does have a lot of contacts and so on.
      Maps are important to me also. I don’t know, how many possibilities Jolla has. Offline maps might ve very difficult?

  21. I would like to have one, whole integrated offline working map application – such as in my old Nokia N78.
    I have bought Lumia 800 and I am very dissapointed. It has three maps application.
    -Maps (Bing)
    -Nokia Maps (with places -restaurant, tourist places etc)
    -Nokia drive (car navigation)
    I don’t know why three apps???

    N78 has everything in one map.

    It was the most important tool for me. reasons:
    -when I was in a car journey / work trip, I could check where is a gas station, or hotel. I coluld even ring to a hotel reception to ask for a price or free rooms, or make restaurant table reservation. (very useful)
    -when I was abroad, or on holiday, for example in Spain, or Thailand, I have use maps to navigate, localize tourist places, hotel, public transport stations. I didn’t need to ask anybody where is something, or how to get somewhere. Especially in Thailand, where nobody on the street speaks English. I could use maps offline, I wasn’t charged for data transfer. I have take out sim card, and have still working WiFi and Navigation device :)
    -this app give me, and my family safety in the unkown places even when we have lost in the slums of Bangkok :-)

    I’m dissapointed with windows phone 8, it is very simply, but you have small influence in system settings. Multitasking is not working at all. The phone is always connected to the internet, and there is no option to turn it down.

    I need perfect working Swiss-knife tool, for work, drive, travel, sightseeing, phone, multimedia, PIM, Internet, office. It must help me in a various situation. I don’t need sweet candy for a children. If phone has games, 3rd part apps etc is ok., it has a nice design it is twice ok, but it must have a perfect working core of main applications, that are really important.

    N78 is a poor quality design, but it is better tool than N800.

    If you need any info or help, just ask. Sorry for my English :)

      • In my lumia 800 is different (vice versa):
        only Nokia Drive can work offline
        Nokia Maps is working only online :( – it is really important for me to have POI: tourist places, public transport, restauransts working offline (I travel frequently)

        In my Nokia N78 I have both functionality in one software: Nokia Maps. Everything is working offline, software has normal navigation view (like in Nokia Drive), and the POI are working offline.

        It is the most important matter to have POI working offline when I’am abroad.
        In SE Asia I don’t need to have offline Nokia Drive because, I’m not able to drive a car in such driving culture. But I need to find hotel, metro station, check if taxi driver is really carries me to the right place, I have also traveled by bus directing to a nokia map azimuth. They seldom can speak english so these functionalities are very desired. It is a matter of safety, saved money and time. With my N78 Maps I’am independed wherever I am.

  22. I would love to see a Nokia N900 look-a-like physical qwerty and touch screen with all the latest hardware inside it but the size of the Samsung Galaxy S II; for example: 2GB RAM, 32GB HD, 2 or 4 core processor, Xenon Flash, rear 8 or 12mp Carl Zeiss camera lens with cover, front camera 2mp, dedicated camera button, swappable 2500mah+ battery, kick stand which is smart, Amoled screen like the SGS2, dlna, Bluetooth 4.0, dual music/video jack, HDMI port, IR, GPS, MicroSD, Multi-Codec support, micro usb.

    • That sounds like a techies wet dream to me! lol Add an LED flash for flashlight app, good multitasking and an FM transmitter/receiver and I’m there in a shot! Might be more of a niche market, but make a 2nd simple to use all-touchscreen version for the mass market and you would have a winner I suspect.

  23. -WiFi transmiter 2.4/5GHz (phone as a router)
    It will be a great marketing advantage to put 802.11 ac receiver, but 802.11 n is good enough.
    -NFC
    -DVB-T
    -Gorilla glas on screen, and case covered with silicone (like in toothbrush or electric drill) – it is scratch resistant, and gives better grip.
    -changeable gorilla glass and battery
    -Battery for 3 days, normally working phone.
    -32GB is minimum amount of memory.
    -Small phone charger with double USB ended cabel (AC-15E is smaller and has a better shape than lumia)
    -Collaboration with Synology server (synology.com)(The most useful and comprehensive hardware that I have in my house, has everything functionality + much more, I recomend this device) (it is a great product philosophy, and great user support with plenty new functions and new system release. I have it for 5 years. I am really astonished how many new functions have been added during this time. This product is really living)

    gadgets:
    For a car lovers. (not me I’am mech, bio, power and aeronautical eng. so car is for me only piece of steel, I preffer mass transport :-) :
    If Jollaphone is a good navgation device you could give an ability to record the road, such as NavRoad Reco have. – it is only software and memory capacity problem.
    -Rear car camera receiver (WiFi IP camera + phone as a router).
    -Baby monitor (WiFi device + phone)
    -Uniwersal device remote controler
    -cycling, jogging functions
    -In Poland we celebrate birthday and a name-day party (everyone has two clebrations in a year, I’m Krzysztof and I have name day party at 25′th july each year). There is no software PIM to remember a name day party, so I must use calendar device to give best wishes to my friends.

    Etc…

    • Dual-Sim – important for everyone that have to carry privat and company phone.
      Thats why:
      - two phones can put your trousers off :)
      - there is no enough space in pockets to have 2 smartphones, wallet, home-keys, and car keys.
      - you have to charge twice more devices
      - you have to lose twice more time to maintenance (upkeep)
      - you have to lose twice more time to set all phone settings
      - you have to spend additional money to a second phone
      - you have to spend additional time to sync both phones
      - you have to utilize twice more electronic and battery garbage

      One-slot-sim phone is time, money and ecology disaster :)

  24. hi i’v just heard on radio 5 live will you guys be putting in bids for 4g? i think from what i heard Vodafone and 3 may be and i think by may they will let us know who will be on it PLEASE let me know if i have heard wrong

    also since t mobile and orange has merged into EE there is less competition so i think you guys have a great chance

    • Hi Salma – just to clarify, Jolla are not a network operator like Vodafone; 3; EE etc. As I understand it, Network operators are the ones who make these bids and not handset makers/OS developers.

  25. important and needed point, to spend money:
    - 4″ inches screen
    - battery >= 1800mAh
    - physical-slide keyboard
    - ARM core
    - 64Gb harddrive
    - 12Mpx like N8
    - 3G lesser power-energy eater
    - full and work WIFI module
    _____________________________

    others dont care !

  26. General:
    – 2G, 3G, 4G
    – Micro-SIM

    Body:
    – under 150 g
    – ~ 124 x 66 x 9 mm
    – camera/volume buttons
    – 3 touch buttons or something creative
    – dont make iPhone V.2 that explodes when you drop it

    Display:
    – IPS
    – 720 x 1280 pixels, 4,3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)
    – Multitouch
    – Gorilla Glass

    Sound:
    – 3.5mm jack
    – good speaker

    Memory:
    – MicroSD, up to 32/64 GB
    – 16 GB storage or more
    – 1 GB RAM or more

    Data:
    – WLAN, Wi-Fi hotspot
    – Bluetooth (3.1 or better)
    – NFC
    – microUSB, USB OTG

    Camera:
    – Primary: 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash
    – Features: Geo-tagging, touchfocus, face and smile detection and image stabilization
    – video: 1080p@30fps
    – Secondary: 1-2 MP, 720p@30fps

    Features:
    – dual-core or quad-core
    – good GPU
    – standard sensors
    – HTML 5
    – GPS
    – Java
    – voice commands
    – video/photo editor
    – videoplayer that support multiple codes

    Battery:
    – Li-Ion 1800 mAh
    – Stand-by ~400 h
    – Talk time ~15 h

  27. HDMI out and bluetooth support.
    USB host support. I want to be able to control stuff with it.
    WIFI
    LAN would be interesting but highly unlikely.
    Dockable, and a dock connector which they standardise on. Plugging in USB connectors is a pain, they wear out insanely quickly.
    Reasonable screen, doesn’t have to be world record.
    Stereo audio.
    A real keyboard would be nice but can live with a touch screen, if I can have a bluetooth keyboard.
    Great battery life. Big battery.

    Don’t really care about the rest. Multi core is irrelevant mostly but I assume it would be. The Samsung S3 is a stupid my dick’s bigger than yours “status symbol” of a phone bought by emotionally retarded neanderthals with barely double digit IQs.

    I want be able to get rid of my laptop, my desktop and my existing phone. It’s the software which matters not the hardware, as long as it’s up to the task.

  28. i hope that jolla’s phone will be like N9-01 Jolla Concept with Touchscreen with detachable modular QWERTY ….
    very very very very fasion style!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i will buy more than one phone !!!!! :D

  29. FM receiver, with earphone wires working as an antenna, is a must. Internet radios complete the FM receiver feature, but do not replace it. When traveling on train or bus, for example, usually there is practically no WiFi connection, or WiFi hotspots keep changing too often. And, typically in countryside, 2G or 3G cellular signals are too weak for internet radio. Besides, internet radio over WiFi tend to drain the battery quite quickly. FM receiver does not have such problems.

    Another must:
    WiFi hotspot application, like that of Joikuspot, which is available for Nokia N9. Using it I have saved 22 Euros every month (the monthly fee I paid to the fixed 10 Mbits/s wideband internet connection, until I unsubscribed it, because a 1 Mbits/s cellular connection is quick enough for reading my emails and web browsing with my laptop computer and N9). This means that in 2 or 3 years the WiFi Hotspot application will save for me the price of a new smartphone.

  30. Here/Nokia Maps, recently announced to be made available soon for iPhones and Android phones. So, why not for Sailfish/Meego phones? With offline navigation, if possible.

  31. Charging connector which you can always insert into the phone in correct position. Conventional micro USB connectors fail to go in correct position with 50% probability. But you will be able to feel the correct position even in darkness, if you make its mechanics asymetric, like the micro USB connector of some Samsung chargers;
    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Micro-Travel-Charger-M540/dp/B002HJBM04 , for example. Or, as an option, please also add a round charging connector.

  32. I’m thinking about:
    - 4-pinned jack (with microphone) which is located as in n900 (it has really good location, especially for listening to the phone in pocket!)
    - maybe screen locker (also as in n900)
    - I’d really love to have two-step camera button (mid for focus, fully pressed for taking photo), because i can simply change the song which is played right now to next or previous (mid-camera button and sound buttons)
    - maybe two surround speakers (IMO not necessary at all, one central is good too)
    - irda, power button etc.
    - micro usb connection (can be additional, separate socket for charging), maybe mini hdmi via this usb?
    It looks like n900, and I love it!

    Hardware solutions:
    - good, dual-cored processor (maybe quad core)
    - separate GPU processor (open gl, 3d etc)
    - RAM: 1gb is minimum, preferably 2 or even more
    - flash memory min 32gb with SDHC slot (for dualboot etc)
    - touchscreen blablabla just make it good :P

    Additional things, like:
    - nfc
    - fm transmitter
    - irda transmitter (you don’t need controllers, no more)
    - usb hub (OTG)
    - b/g/n wifi with router mode (also opened drivers for packets injecting, you know, pentesting:) )
    - bluetooth 3.1 etc
    - good camera (8mpx or better, but remember about noises!) for this you could make also good software (changing ISO, times etc)
    - GPS is very important to me, because I’m using all the time eCoach for cycling/running
    - all GSM modes

    The phone-must is to have physical qwerty keyboard.

    Just waiting to tell about my software features! :D

  33. I believe Jolla should be very careful about price-quality relation. Yes, you could make a wonderful phone hardwarewise, with great specs, but this means a very high price. But I don’t think this is very wise. Jolla is still unknown (except for us, the crazy Meego/old Nokia fans) and also launching a new OS. If the hanset/handsets are too pricy, it will be a great failure. There are plenty of pricy handsets running Android (I won’t even mention IoS, everything is expensive there), so why would anybody buy a similarly priced Jolla?
    Even with a great OS, people won’t buy it if it’s too expensive.
    I think Jolla should find that very fine balance between specs, hardware and price. What I think it’s important: don’t do any compromises on the hardware side (except Gorilla glass, I can live without it), nothing is more annoying than some high tech device which has a tendency to malfunction all the time because of poor quality materials (if you buy a Moulinex bread maker, you’ll understand what I mean).
    Next thing: please don’t hurry with the handset and especially with the OS. If this thing is to be a success, then it must work flawlessly. Remeber Lumias with WP7, full of bugs and incredibly annoying from the user point of view. Better wait a few more months and launch a great phone than do everything in a hurry.

  34. just give me an n950 with saifish and n9′s sleep notification display i probably won’t need anything else. multicore processor’s mean more power consumption. my n9 was powerful enough to get by. oh yeah 64gb storage is always useul.