Jolla is a new finnish phone company, coming up with their first phone, witch will be released within this year. The specs are out for the phone, and pre-ordes have been up for quite a while. Info for the phone can be faund here: http://jolla.com/your-jolla/
Phone runs on Sailfish OS, that comes form the ashes of Meego. I have been testing the Sailfish OS on the Sailfish SDK emulator, and it's going to be great, imo. I'm tired of android.
I have tried to milk DAC/AMP specs from @JollaHQ with no luck, but let's not let the lack of this loose interest. What makes this interesting for HIFI community is The Other Half (back cover of the phone) with its power in/out and I2C data connectivity. http://i2c.info/i2c-bus-specification
I'm expecting at least a qwerty keyboard half, and an extra battery half to come out rather soon after release, if not, with the release of the Jolla. Here's a mad list of what people have tought what you could use the halfs for: http://jollatides.com/2013/10/03/other-half-lets-prioritise/
I would like to get people interested in having a DAC/AMP Other Half for the phone, and possibly get some audio companies interested enough to make one. Making Other Halfs will be open, and Jolla will also release 3D printer model of the Other Half.
I know the phone is mostly sold just in Finland for now, but Jolla has been talking with over 80 service providers around Europe to get the phone out to the world trough them. And yeah, it would be quite a slim market. But if someone would offer the phone bundled with a DAC/AMP half (with tactile playback buttons) to the hifi community, there could be interest. This could be a great chance for some companies to make an DAP, the hardware, and OS would be there, since that seems to be where they are having problems, most of then high end DAPs seem to have half baked os with lacking a lot of features. All they would have to do here is build a DAC/AMP part for the phone, to make it an awesome dap.
I'm just throwing this here to let people know about Jolla and that it could be an great dap.