Questions pour Jussi Hurmola CEO de Jolla (à travaillé chez Nokia depuis 1997)
Jolla Ltd. is an independent Finland based smartphone product company which continues the excellent work that Nokia started with MeeGo. The Jolla team is formed by directors and core professionals from Nokia's MeeGo N9 organisation, together with some of the best minds working on MeeGo in the communities. Nokia created something wonderful – the world's best smartphone product. It deserves to be continued, and we will do that together with all the bright and gifted people contributing to the MeeGo success story.Jolla Ltd. has been developing a new smartphone product and the OS since the end of 2011.
The OS has evolved from MeeGo OS using Mer Core and Qt with Jolla technology including its own brand new UI.
Jolla, develops and will sell new smartphones based on MeeGo, why now?
First, if you look at it from the Jolla perspective, our team has done this before – we have set up a MeeGo ecosystem and created MeeGo devices. We started already last year and now we have sufficient competence and partners available that we could take this public. There is a tremendous need in the market from both consumers and the value chain to create an alternative to the currently dominating players. MeeGo has a technology is relevant, it's supported by communities and it enables us to bring our new user experience to the market.
Meego is a new OS, what he will bring to the ecosystem?
We understand that you can do a modern smartphone only together with an ecosystem platform and application support. We are collecting partners around us to revive and develop the MeeGo ecosystem. In this certain time and technology situation, Jolla is in a position to enable this change.
How will you work with developers to create applications or web services?
Our application story will be revealed together with our first device later this year, but we understand that we need to give excellent support for the application and service developers, and we need to be able to provide substantial application support for our devise.
Smartphone how is it built? we can buy it online?
We are looking at 3 different channels depending on the continent – operators, retailers and the open channels like online stores.