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posted by martyb on Wednesday July 08 2015, @08:25PM   Printer-friendly
from the 'holla'-or-'yolla'-or-'hoya'-or-??? dept.

Finland-based Jolla Oy, developer of the Linux-based Sailfish OS for mobile devices as well as the creator of their namesake Jolla Phone and the soon-to-be-released Jolla Tablet, have announced that it will be restructuring the company. As per their official press release [pdf], the company has placed former Chairman of Board Dr. Antti Saarnio as its new leader, while former CEO Tomi Pienimäki has been appointed to a position outside of the company.

The press release states that a new company will be created to continue their hardware business while Jolla Oy (referred to as Jolla Ltd. in the press release) will be focusing its attention solely toward developing and licensing Sailfish OS itself.


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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 08 2015, @10:20PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 08 2015, @10:20PM (#206629)

    i think like with many cool techie stuff it is again the "last mile problem":

    there exists a modern, glass encladed CAD design office somewhere were good/great ideas get born.
    there exists a more or less slave run factory in some place we can't read the language that can churn out these
    cool ideas/devices with easy.
    then everybody sits on their ass and waits for some magical fairies on unicorn to dump bags of money on their
    door step and whisk away the now new physical form taken ideas ...

    srsly tho, i live in a completely technological backwater place with about 70 million souls and i'm (probably) the soul owner of a xeon 2609 processor in the whole shithole because someone send it to me from another country (and yes i asked around ALOT!)

    point is that for any new gadget/cool idea project the logistics of physically moving the device to the customer never goes out the window.

    i think the first thing one would/should built is a warehouse, real package making maids, a shitload of postage stamps, carton boxes, twine
    and a payment handling department before even considering really creating the device/gadget ...

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by dyingtolive on Thursday July 09 2015, @05:21AM

    by dyingtolive (952) on Thursday July 09 2015, @05:21AM (#206808)

    I live in the midwest US too.

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    Don't blame me, I voted for moose wang!
    • (Score: 2) by forkazoo on Thursday July 09 2015, @08:07PM

      by forkazoo (2561) on Thursday July 09 2015, @08:07PM (#207105)

      If I had to guess, maybe Turkey. Possibly Iran. I've never seen anybody assert the population of the midwest at 70 million. They'd just give the population of a particular state. Besides, you get get Xeons shipped from within the country via NewEgg pretty easily. Scoring high end gear in Iran usually requires hitting an electronics store in a neighboring country where the retail dude at Best Buy (DG Sharaf) doesn't particularly care about some US embargo nonsense when he is on commission. Xeons are more likely to be business to business transactions with paper trails and such, which can cause some more complications. Hence having to beg for off the books personal shipments from friends to get certain kinds of gear. Turkey I am less familiar with than Iran, but I imagine the domestic market isn't great there either.