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This thing looks like it has enough bezel to fit a 5-inch screen within the same body. If a Chinese company such as Jiayu can make a phone with a 2.9 mm bezel, then Nokia surely can also. Come on Nokia, you need to bring your “A” game if you ever want to come back.
I can still remember when the Danger Hiptop came out of nowhere and suddenly became the “it” phone that everybody needed to be seen with. Anything is possible in this fad-driven world. Once in a blue moon a fad, if given enough momentum, turns into a force to be reckon with.
I would not be surprised if there are many people who are sick and tired of a two-horse race and go develop for the Sailfish platform just to be different or to stand out. If enough people jump on the boat, then Sailfish could become a viable platform in five years time. I guess it all boils down to how many talented developers (not script kiddies) flock to the platform and how many manufacturers start to think outside the box to create creative shells for this thing. The future in mobile is wide open and it should be exciting times ahead.
It’s official: The Verge is now infested with trolls and haters. Let’s give this phone a chance in the open market before you bring out your spears. At least the people behind Jolla show more passion and craziness than the vast majority of phone makers out there (including Apple). You can tell in all the videos that they are excited about their product, and this excitement can be contagious. Of course both the hardware and software have to be better than “good enough”, with a great dash of luck, in order to succeed, but since it won’t be out for another six months I’ll withhold judgment.
For those who say there is nothing unique about this phone, have a closer look at the Other Half. Even though I don’t really agree with the industrial design, the concept is full of potential because there is some special linkage going on between the shell and the body. Just imagine the possibilities…
What other phone can do this today? You’d have to think all the way back to the Handspring PDA to find something similar. There’s no denying it’s a unique feature and Jolla’s main selling card. The world wasn’t ready for Handspring’s concept back then — one can only hope that the timing is correct this time around.
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