Jolla's 'Aqua Fish' telephone quietly surfaces at MWC

Jolla's 'Aqua Fish' phone quietly surfaces at MWC

​So this can be a shock. Jolla, the Finnish cellular firm recognized for its gesture-based mostly Sailfish OS quietly confirmed as much as MWC with a brand new handset referred to as “Aqua Fish.” The Sailfish-based mostly telephone is the results of its partnership with Indian agency Intex Applied sciences. Aqua Fish is the primary handset to return out of Jolla’s licensing ambitions, which the Finnish firm launched after its fumbled crowdfunded pill launch.

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Aqua Fish is not named so simply to comply with Sailfish’s oceanic theme, it is becoming a member of Intex’s present (and fortuitously titled) “Aqua” line of handsets. The telephone comes with a tweaked model of Jolla’s Sailfish that embrace a brand new function referred to as “Tremendous Apps,” which combine native premium providers into the software program’s gesture controls. Swipe up from the house display and you may entry native music streaming providers or on-line retailers, and so on..

The handset itself is a modest mixture of Qualcomm silicon (1.three GHz), 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch 720p show and 16GB of storage — there’s the choice to broaden that, too. Aqua Fish additionally seems to ditch Jolla’s “different half” sensible covers.

The story of Aqua Fish began many months in the past, again when Jolla first introduced it will be working with hardware producers to license its OS out. Early studies had hinted we might see the fruits of that partnership final Autumn. That it was at MWC this week was virtually unknown, till Jolla confirmed it at the moment, together with one other cope with Mi-Fone that may see Sailfish-based mostly units come to Africa within the subsequent few months. Aqua Fish, however, shall be out there by way of Intex in India beginning April.

Initially from Bristol, UK, and at present based mostly in Spain, James started writing for music magazines within the ’90s. After a number of failed makes an attempt at a DJ profession, he’d carve out a dwelling reviewing DJ and music manufacturing gear. Now, it is extra about drones, health tech, and tradition. Although he retains his DJ gear plugged in and on present. You by no means know.

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