The Jolla smartphone is now official, priced at €399

The first Jolla phone 45inch display, Android app compliant, 399 euros

The first Jolla smartphone is finally official and it’s simply called Jolla. The device is running the company’s Meego-based Sailfish OS, which is now officially confirmed to support Android apps.At this point not much of the Jolla’s specs are revealed. The phone packs a 4.5″ display at the front and 8MP snapper at the back. There is 16GB of built-in storage, and you can expand that further via the on-board microSD card slot.The battery is user replaceable thanks to the Jolla’s special chassis design, which allows for half of the phone to snap out of the other half and thus giving access to the battery. Available in a set of colors – light blue, green, white and orange – users will be able to interchange their back covers. Then, Jolla’s Sailfish OS will recognize which color is on and will adapt the theme of the UI to the color.” Read more here:

Sony Xperia UL announced in Japan

Sony Xperia UL announced for Japan 5inch 1080p display and 15frame burst photography skills video

The Sony Xperia UL was revealed today by Japanese carrier KDDi. It packs the same 5-inch 1080p screen as the Xperia Z flagship, as well as its water and dust resistance.A 1.5 GHz quad-core processor is also in the mix, as well as the Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB of RAM, but the real star of the show will be 13 MP camera sensor, which, besides HD video recording, is capable of taking burst photos at up to 15 frames per second. The Xperia UL also comes complete with a dedicated camera button, which the Xperia Z doesn’t have.There’s also a huge array of connectivity extras, such as NFC, DLNA, IR-port, as well as support for the Felica mobile wallet service in Japan. It will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.The smartphone is expected to go on sale for KDDi in Japan on May 25 in pink and black color variants, and it will probably remain a KDDi exclusive.” via