Re: Nokia submarines
Given that 90% of the non-fanbois/fandroid (ie remotely reasonable) complaints about WinPhone is the lack of apps (or, for some reason the lack of Instagram), then I suspect that Jolla and any other ecosystem will suffer.
I switched from an N900 to WP so I could keep using Nokia because the hardware and call quality was much more important to me than slavishly using a particular OS. The N900 had/has severe call limitations (caused by Linux/dbus ultimately) despite being an amazing phone is many other respects.
Like IE/Chrome and (probably) Safari, browsers do what almost everyone needs. Most phone OS's do everything almost everyone needs if they have a reasonable app store.
However, just using a Nokia 925 or 920 with a the Nokia Pro Camera App tells you all you need to know about how superior Nokia is in the camera department - not to mention the incredible 1020. This app will not be available on a Jolla phone, you will get a passable snapper at best. Having seen the useless pictures an iPhone 4 produces recently, I am staggered people can stand to have one - I would be so embarrassed to show the pics to people.
Since I have also noticed how superior the actual phone call performance is compared to an S2 of an acquaintance as well as the very noticeable robustness and better looks (at least to me), Nokia is where I start, features/capabilities first - OS comes second.
Having said that, WP is brilliant, the Nokia additions are superb and the OS is fluid, slick, stable, battery sipping and completely up-to-par for me, the need to have a bash prompt and X-server is just not high enough for me to use the N900.
And, when I travel abroad next week, I will have full mapping and driving directions, almost exactly like at home but without the need for online data access - how anyone can stand to have a phone that basically doesn't have maps anywhere but in their home region amazes me, not to mention the continuous waiting for the damn things to load up and de-pixelate whenever the signal is a bit dodgy, pathetic.