Jolla lotta 'love' expected for May 20 Sailfish OS phone event
14th May 2013 | 00:41
MeeGo-succeeding OS likely to get its first phone
"We are super excited to welcome you to hear about Jolla's next steps and get a sneak preview of what is yet to come," read the invite sent to various press outlets today.
The "Love Day" invitation isn't a belated Valentine's Day card that's three months old, but widely believed to be a summons to check out the company's first smartphone seven days from now.
Jolla, a start-up that consists ex-Nokia employees, has said that it's preparing a phone running its newly unveiled Sailfish operating system in the month of May.
Jolla picked up where Nokia left off and intends to turn the Linux-based mobile operating system into an iOS and Android competitor.
The invitation doesn't hint at what Jolla's first smartphone will look like, but has said that the device will have a "modern Scandinavian design," according to Jolla Chairman Antti Saarnio.
That's a step in the right direction for Jolla's MeeGo successor, as something radically new would help it stand out in a marketplace where Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 are fighting for third place.