A team of ex-Nokia engineers is launching a smartphone based on the former world No. 1 cellphone maker’s old software, hoping to grab a share of a highly competitive market. The Jolla handset’s Sailfish operating platform is based on MeeGo software, which Nokia abandoned in 2011 when it switched over to using Microsoft Corp.’s Windows system. 

The 4.5-inch phone features an eight megapixel camera, supports fast 4G Internet connections and includes Nokia’s HERE maps covering 180  countries.

 If smartphone with MeeGo software succeeds in the market, it is going to be hard for Nokia as it had sold its mobile arm to microsoft.

 

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