Jolla was founded by former Nokia staff, many of whom had already worked on MeeGo before it was discontinued in February 2011 in favour of Windows Phone, licensed from Microsoft.
Jolla's founding staff have already been working on the project for a year, Hurmola told Computing. "In terms of phases, there's designing the device, marketing, manufacturing, building the eco-system. We are now at the first phase. We don't want to make any promises we cannot keep, but at the moment our story is that we will reveal the product later this year," said Hurmola.