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Rain, hail or shine, the launch will proceed this evening
Finnish startup Jolla will deliver its first Sailfish OS devices at 7pm today at a launch event in Finland's capital Helsinki.
As Jolla announced earlier this month, Finnish mobile operator DNA is offering a batch of 450 Jolla phones for one evening at a pop-up store in central Helsinki to customers that have pre-ordered the device.
For the past two years, Jolla has been working towards the launch of its Linux-based Sailfish OS, which it hopes OEMs will license, and which will feature on its own 'Other Half' smartphone.
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DNA's signature bright pink will dominate at tonight's launch.
The Finnish mobile operator, which has 2.4 million customers, was an early supporter of Jolla and announced in June it would stock the company's first device.
The first Jolla device
Now, the OS is set for a full launch, and will appear as a beta on the first Jolla devices, according to recently-published specs.
The 4.5-inch screen of the Jolla device has a 960x540 qHD display resolution, which it puts it on par with the Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini. It also comes with 16GB onboard storage, a microSD slot, eight-megapixel main camera and two-megapixel front-facing camera.
Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, GSM, 3G and 4G LTE, which Jolla claims "works on six continents" though it hasn't said which spectrum bands it supports. It also comes with a replaceable 2100 mAh capacity, 3.8V battery and will be powered by a 1.5Ghz Qualcomm chip.