Jolla Sailfish phone swims into Europe

The 4G phone runs Sailfish OS, which started life as MeeGo -- software that was briefly considered the future of Nokia.

Finland's Jolla smartphone picks up where Meego left off. Jolla

Bored of Android or the iPhone? The latest upstart smartphone system, Sailfish, born within Nokia, is on sale now in the shape of the case-swapping Jolla phone .

The Jolla phone is available to buy now for 399 euros (about $545) in Europe, Switzerland and Norway. The 4G phone runs Sailfish OS, which started life as MeeGo -- software that was briefly considered the future of Nokia before the company settled on Microsoft's Windows Phone instead.

Jolla sports a 4.5-inch screen with a run-of-the-mill 540x960-pixel resolution, a dual-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and 1GB of RAM. It also boasts an 8-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel front-facing job for video chat, and 16GB storage. The back plate of the phone is called "The Other Half," and you can swap in different plates in different colors -- or even add a keyboard or e-ink screen.

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