The Verge: Jolla, The Nokia That Could Have Been


This is The Verge Hands on of the Jolla Phone. There are positive response and negative response that are on point.

Positive Side

The Jolla phone feels light and compact,
though it’s no category leader with a weight
of 141 grams and a thickness of 9.9mm.
– It’s also got a blocky, utilitarian design, which
nonetheless appeals with its quirky sandwich
look — courtesy of the swappable Other Half
back covers — and subtle Jolla branding set in
an inviting cursive typeface.
– Android Compatibility

Negative Side
– Two years in the making but no LTE support at launch
– Its reminiscent of the Nokia
N9, but in practice it’s highly unintuitive and
unwieldy to the point where the entire UI
paradigm can be considered broken.
– Screen
transitions and in-app animations go from left
to right, inviting the user to swipe from right to left to go back, but that’s not how you’re supposed to do it. A notification pops down from the top of the screen, but if you try to swipe down to view it, you’re liable to unintentionally close your current app, or more annoyingly, lock the entire phone.
– Then there’s the fact that a swipe from the middle of the screen produces a different result than a swipe from the edge.
– It all adds up to a
frustrating learning experience. The user is
forced to adapt around the operating system
rather than the other way around.

I do agree in the UI side, I mean if you are not a techie Its pretty complicated and you really need to read or watch videos to understand the UI. But remember that its the Beta version of Sailfish OS so No Worries about that.

Source: The Verge

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3 thoughts on “The Verge: Jolla, The Nokia That Could Have Been

  1. hissorrow

    I think “the problem” is that Jolla is really unlike other mobile market players. It’s like indie games. But a few of them become mainstream if people figure out “the feature”. Though, I can’t judge until I give it a try =) Jolla, looking forward in Russia!

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