Jolla gets ready to launch its smartphone

Finnish smartphone startup wants to take on the established giants, UI-changing backplate, fridge-friendly OS and all.

The soon-to-be-released Jolla smartphone. Jolla

2013 appears to be the year of the alternative smartphone OS, with Tizen, Ubuntu Touch, and Firefox OS throwing their hats in the ring.

By the end of this year, big name mobile operators like Telefonica and manufacturers including Samsung will have worked together to get devices running those operating systems into the market.

But it's not just the big guys who want to upset the Apple-Android duopoly. Finnish startup Jolla is taking aim too.

Read more of "Jolla: With just months til launch, here's what's happening with the Sailfish smartphone" at ZDNet.

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