Friday 31 October 2014

Covering Jolla for a lady - looking for options

Lastucase, Insmat case or something else?

My daughter is using Note 3, and I'd really love to see cases like she has also available for Jolla phone. Let's take a quick look at the current options, and add this one I'd love to get for my wife's Jolla too. 

Thursday 30 October 2014

Jolla phone update: Sailfish OS Uitukka

Jolla system update 9

Satellite and night view for Maps, new dotting visuals for the user interface, a lot of bug fixes (248). This update is an opt-in, meaning that your phone will not notify about it unless you ask

Updates: Hotfix available. 2 out of 3 users recommend this update. My experience after a week of use:

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Got banned in Whatsapp

Whatsapp might lock up Mitakuuluu or Whatsup users from their service 

What can you do if you receive “Your number ... is no longer allowed to use our service” -message after using Mitakuuluu [add: or Whatsup ] on Jolla? Most of the users didn't know they're using an unofficial client. How to get the ban removed:

Update, November 2014: Mitakuuluu project closed
Update, August 2015: Whatsup project faces issues as well

Tuesday 28 October 2014

QWERTY Keyboard Other Half for Jolla

KBD TOH - Project launch

Nokia N900 had this - and now it's going to be available on Finnish smartphone Jolla.

Project is soon live at, announced by the designer Dirk van Leersum today. Follow up - by joining the project, you might be among the first ones to receive one. Price is speculated to be above 100€

Monday 27 October 2014

Solar Other Half - Does it charge your Jolla

Test and Review: 
SolarTOH from Funky OtherHalf

This community build by Dirk van Leersum enables recharging of Jolla phone with solar panel. I've tested it in a weather of Finland in the end of October, Let's see how it performs.

Update: New recharge chart added

Friday 24 October 2014

Jolla offers 100€ discount as a community campaign

Have you got a friend using Jolla phone?

Ask if he/she have got a 100€ discount code to share with you. Using these codes among friends benefits the both of you! I have one too, but you should know me to ask one - Let's keep this between friends!

Update: The discount codes are valid until November 10, 2014

Jolla Sailfish OS update name - Winners, round 1

Thanks for participating to Sailfish OS update name contest, round 1

Participants tried to guess the name, numbers and release date of Sailfish OS Uitukka, released October 23, 2014.

Three persons with the closest guesses may now claim these "signed by Marc" shirts - Congratulations!

Wednesday 22 October 2014

[video] SolarTOH charging with Jolla smartphone

Live broadcast on charging values with Solar TOH

Solar TOH is Other Half smartcover for Jolla, manufactured by Funky OtherHalf.

I'm currently testing it's performance, you can take a peek into the data gathering following this live video broadcast:

Update: LIVE broadcast ended, sun has set too low.
Video: about 15mins in sunlight, 12mins in shadow

Tampere, Finland, October 22, 2014 14:30 local time

Monday 20 October 2014

Download Jolla factory image file for recovery

In the sails of Open Source - Jolla

The story begins from November 2013, two days after the first Jolla phone was sold. These phones were expected to be open, so a simple question was asked by user juiceme at TMO:
"I think we need a thread for flashing new kernels / OS releases for Jolla too"

Friday 17 October 2014

[news] Rovio cooperation - Angry Birds Stella launcher

Angry Birds Stella launcher for Android phones by Jolla and Rovio

Helsinki, Finland / Hangzhou, China – October 17, 2014: Jolla, the mobile company from Finland, today announced the world premier of the long-awaited Jolla Launcher proudly in collaboration with Rovio Entertainment featuring an exclusive Angry Birds Stella experience.

Update: Video added

Friday 10 October 2014

Open Source is visible at Tampere office

Jolla office, Tampere, Finland

October 9th, 2014, we were invited to visit Jolla office at Tampere. The openness was visible right from the front door, and the things we heard and saw confirmed this - Jolla values Open Source work, and their community, very high.

Monday 6 October 2014

Phone price breakthrough - down to 197€ in India

Update: Jolla price in India

Extra Rs.1000 off:
- valid until October 20th

Kotak Credit Card: 10% cashback
- valid until October 25th

Current offers are calculated from the list price of Rs. 16499

Thursday 2 October 2014

Younited app on Jolla - Does it work?

Review and HowTo: Younited app by F-Secure

F-Secure and Jolla announced back in February that they'll work together to bring the secure cloud available for Jolla phone. After 7 months we see an Android app "Younited" at Jolla Store, now let's see what can we do with it...