Jolla smartphone with Sailfish OS coming to India; Snapdeal inks exclusive deal

Tech Desk Posted online: Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 0000 hrs
New Delhi : Finnish smartphone company Jolla and e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal today announced an exclusive partnership to launch the Jolla smartphone in India.

Jolla is a new Finnish smartphone running its 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 with its distinct button-less design, Sailfish OS gesture-based user experience, and Google Android application compatibility will be available in India exclusively on Snapdeal within a month, the company said in a statement.

“India is the rising smartphone market of the world and we look forward to welcoming many new Jolla fans across the country,: said Sami Pienimäki, co-founder and CMO of Jolla, which was founded in 2011.

Kunal Bahl, co-founder & CEO, Snapdeal, said: “Indian market offers few choices in terms of mobile operating systems. Jolla with its innovative Sailfish OS introduces an entirely new user experience to consumers and a unique smartphone experience both in terms of hardware and software.”

Jolla smartphone

The Jolla smartphone was introduced in Finland in late-November 2013. Currently Jolla smartphones are available all over Europe, and soon in India.