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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our coverage of Jolla's first smartphone, and what we should expect from it in the weeks to come. We later talk about Samsung's plans for Tizen, which are closer than you might think. Then we cover some positive news on the wooden Moto X, aside from a new Moto Maker strategy in January. Then we cover Nokia's plans for future Lumia smartphones, aside from the Black update to the Lumia 1020. We end today's show talking about the CyanogenMod expansion to greener pastures. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Unboxing the Jolla phone: ...

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    We're less than two short weeks away from the end of 2013 and it's hard to deny that this year has been a pretty great one for smartphones. Sure, some players struggled more than others, but the industry's in a stronger, more mature, and just more interesting place than it was a year ago. For all the progress that's come our way, though, I wonder if we're not missing out on even bigger and better things. Because as much as the landscape has grown, we're still dealing with a small group of players, and an even more select group of the really big boys, the devices from which simply dominate ...

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    It's a Jolla phone! Er ... a Jolla. Our Jolla. Whatever the proper phrasing, the flagship device from Finland's most ambitious mobile outfit has finally landed on our doorstep - and we're here to show you what unboxing it feels like! We're pressed for time on this one though, folks, so we're relying on you to help us out with our first-ever Sailfish OS review! With only three days to spend with a demo unit, we need you to tell us exactly what you want to know about Jolla Ltd., the Jolla itself, and the fresh new operating system powering it. Normally we'd answer those questions ourselves ...

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    Ready for a break from the iOSes and Androids of the world? Have you seen what the mobile landscape offers and desire something new? There have been a number of companies attempting to freshen things up with a new platform, and while we've seen the arrival of a few, no one's really been a game-changer just yet. Back in May, Jolla announced its first Sailfish OS smartphone, with plans to get the device into the hands of users before the end of the year. Today, we learn exactly how that's going to happen, getting word that the Jolla phone hits stores on November 27. The phone's specs have ...

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    While Windows Phone and BlackBerry continue to elbow at each other for third place in the mobile race, a number of smartphone upstarts have been arising to bring a little new competition to the face-off. We've talked about Firefox OS and Ubuntu, but another interesting contender has been Jolla with its Sailfish OS born from the ashes of MeeGo. Back in May the company shared some general hardware info about the phone that would launch as the first Sailfish handset, though we lacked a number of specifics: a 4.5-inch screen, but what resolution? A dual-core SoC, but whose, and which chip? ...

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    While companies continue to produce phones with impressive specifications, the smartphone market has grown somewhat stale in the last two years. Practically every form factor but the basic candy bar has become extinct. And with the exception of a few pieces of brass trim and varying levels of build quality and size, every phone is virtually cut from the same mold. It's boring, monotonous, and we're all just about ready for the next big thing – no not the Note III or some other cookie-cutter Samsung phone, a legitimate revolutionary change. It's difficult to predict how that change will ...

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    Apple finds itself in an interesting position these days. Interesting as in unique in its history since entering the smartphone space. It is still selling iPhones by the gaggle and is it's on all four major carriers in the US – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile. But it finds itself losing market share. Like, a lot of market share. This isn't completely crazy for the big Fruit. Their slice of the global smartphone pie has remained relatively consistent for the past several years. But recently, analysts have shown that Apple's global smartphone market share has started to slide and ...

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    Topic Jolla unveiled their first phone this week, together with "the other half", which brings an interesting concept to the mobile world. HTC's executives are leaving the company which makes us wonder whether this is a good or a bad things. Samsung officially sold 10 million Galaxy S 4 units through its global channels and unofficial sources talk about 5 million HTC One devices being sold. All this in a context in which Microsoft downgrades its YouTube app for Windows Phone in order to comply with Google's requirements. If any of the above is not an interesting enough topic for you then ...

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    At this point, longtime readers of Pocketnow should be familiar with Jolla. We've taken every opportunity to write about the outfit over the course of the past year, for a few reasons. Part of our interest lies in the company's roots: it was founded by a group of ex-Nokians who decided the all-Windows Phone route wasn't the one for them. We love underdogs and smaller ventures, precisely because of the spunk and dedication it takes to make such a move. The software driving the company's smartphone effort is also intriguing: it may be called Sailfish today, but its roots lie in MeeGo, a ...

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    The mobile market has proven to be vicious. Companies we never thought would be struggling are fighting tooth and nail to become relevant again. Some powerhouses of yesteryear were acquired on the cheap. And even Microsoft is struggling to gain any traction with its new and updated mobile platform, Windows Phone. And while companies that once had a lot of clout, such as Nokia or BlackBerry, are barely thriving off the scraps left over by Google and Apple, it makes one wonder if the efforts of smaller start-ups are in vain. Jolla is a perfect example of a company many of us are rooting for. ...

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    Interview by Michael Fisher Transcription and text by Jaime Rivera ___ We've seen platforms come and go in the last couple of years, many from very prominent companies. Whether you've witnessed the death of webOS at the hands of Palm and HP, or the struggles that companies like Nokia, Microsoft and BlackBerry are having lately in order to compete with Android and iOS, the battle for third place is a tough one. One might even say that there are really no points for third place in this market - but Jolla thinks differently. Putting Jolla against every other company currently in the running ...

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    We knew Jolla was preparing something for today, and even if the press event happens later, the first Sailfish OS smartphone has been unleashed. It will set you back 399€ (about $515), and the Finnish company is trying to get them out by the end of this year. As far as specs are concerned, we're looking at a "Jolla original design with ample 4.5-inch Estrade display", a dual-core processor of unknown make, model, and speed, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card slot), eight-megapixel main shooter, 4G compatibility (though frequencies and countries are not disclosed), and ...

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    Remember Jolla, the upcoming cool smartphone platform? If not, you can read an exclusive Pocketnow interview here and see our detailed hands-on with the Jolla Sailfish operating system from MWC. Back in Barcelona there was nothing we could tell you regarding an approximate date for hardware but it appears that it is getting closer. May 20 appears to be the date at which Jolla -- a company and software maker built by ex-Nokia employees who loved MeeGo -- will make an  official announcement. The video teaser below hints that there are only four days left to go until we'll see Sailfish ...

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    Let me hit you with some opinion, mobile fans. Let me ask you to consider the following hypothetical. This will require you to use your imagination. You ready? Okay, here goes: Big platforms aren't cool. You know what's cool? New platforms. Yes, I'm generalizing. Yes, I'm paraphrasing The Social Network's faux-Sean Parker to make a point. And no, I don't really think that Android, iOS, and Windows Phone are somehow "uncool." But they are kind of predictable ... right? They're "comfortable." They do what we want them to do (usually) and behave how we expect them to (most of the time). They ...

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    Ever recorded a 90-minute podcast full of Skype-related artifacts and drop-outs, only to find once you wrap it up that you used the wrong mic? If so, you know the pain we've experienced cutting together today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Sorry for the levels on this one, folks; it's unfortunate, and we've done all we can to normalize them, but you're probably going to be twisting your volume knob an awful lot over the course of this here episode. On the bright side, if you manage to endure, you'll be treated to some excellent discussion on everything from Galaxy S IV leaks to ...

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