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Nokia had a hit on their hands with the MeeGo powered N9, but Stephen Elop, the company’s new CEO, decided that the Finnish handset maker was going to bet the future on Windows Phone instead. So what did the MeeGo team do? They left to start Jolla, a brand spanking new company that will unveil their new operating system, codenamed Sailfish, next month in Helsinki, Finland. The face of the company, Jussi Hurmola, is announcing today that he’s decided to step down.

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In a touch screen world the user interface is essential get it wrong and nothing else matters. A quick look around the smartphone industry will reveal several different approaches to touch based UIs. Windows 8 has it “modern UI”, iOS has Cocoa Touch and Android, well, everything including has widgets, themes, skins and customized launchers. Now Jolla, the company that was formed to further develop MeeGo when Nokia jumped off its burning deck into the hands of Microsoft, is getting ready to reveals its UI and software development kit (SDK) at the Slush event in Helsinki, Finland on 21-22 November.