Finnish Smartphone Maker Jolla Expands to Two New Markets
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
Back in February, Jolla brought out release version 1.0 of their Sailfish OS and announced they were ready for global distribution. Since then it had been a bit quiet on that front and we hadn’t heard much. This changed during the past week when Jolla announced not one but two new partnerships on the emerging mobile markets.
Jolla is a new Finnish smartphone from the company of the same name. It is running the independent operating system, Sailfish OS. Based on the heritage of Meego, an open source operating system formerly developed by Nokia among others. The Jolla smartphone offers a distinct user experience, unlike any of the competition with its button-less design and unique gesture based user experience as well as Android application compatibility.
Snapdeal.com, India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, will be the new exclusive parter of Jolla Ltd. in India and should be available to their 25 million customers within a month.
Kunal Bahl, Co-founder & CEO, Snapdeal.com comments on this exclusive partnership: “We at Snapdeal.com constantly endeavour to offer high quality products across varied categories to our 25 million+ users at best prices. The smartphone category has been getting an extremely encouraging response on our platform. However the market in India offers few choices in terms of mobile operating systems. Jolla with its innovative Sailfish OS introduces an entirely new user experience to consumers. Jolla offers a unique smartphone experience both in terms of hardware and software. We look forward to a long term and mutually beneficial relationship”.
The second deal for Jolla was struck in Kazakhstan with Mobile Invest. This is the first partnership Jolla has in the CIS countries and the Co-founder of Jolla, Marc Dillon, commented that he was exited to attend the Jolla launch in Almaty.
Daniyar Galimzhanov, Mobile Invest comments: “The Jolla smartphone with its unique and independent Sailfish OS mobile operating system brings a breath of fresh air to the smartphone market, which has long been dominated by only a few players. We believe that Jolla has true potential to become a smartphone of choice for those looking for an alternative. We are honoured to open the world’s first Jolla showroom in Almaty.”
Thank you Jolla for providing us with this information.
Image courtesy of Jolla.