Jolla phone scores big discount in celebration of crowdfunding success

Earlier this week we saw platform upstart Jolla find itself back in the news, about a year after we first had the opportunity to go hands-on with the company’s Sailfish OS-running smartphone. Jolla decided to turn to crowdfunding to support the production of its new tablet, and the response it’s seen in just these few brief days has been phenomenal – as we mentioned earlier today on the Pocketnow Weekly, the effort has already passed the million-dollar mark. Capitalizing on all the publicity and support it’s getting in light of this tablet news, Jolla has elected to direct some of that love at its phone, knocking one hundred euros off the price for a limited time.

At about 350 EUR, the Jolla phone was already pretty affordable, but with this new discount bringing it down closer to 250 EUR – a nearly thirty percent savings – it instantly becomes a lot more attractive.

Keep in mind that this is still year-old hardware we’re talking about, and even when it launched the specs weren’t groundbreaking: you’re looking at components like a quarter HD display and dual-core SoC. But if you’re not putting the hardware under the magnifying glass (and the point of the Jolla phone was never flagship-level specs in the first place) and are instead interested in a phone running an alternative OS, to see what life’s like on the other side of the smartphone tracks, this might be just the handset for you to pick up.

Jolla’s discount only lasts while supplies are available (and there’s no word yet on just how many phones it intends to sell at this discounted price), and even then it’s set to expire at midnight on Tuesday. So if you find yourself tempted here, you’d better act fast.

Source: Jolla
Via: GSM Arena

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