Jolla, the new Finnish start-up has finally made its way to the international market. Though there were lots of rumors as to whether the company will ever be able to even start its production, it seems like Jussi Hurmola’s efforts have convinced the investors to show some interest in their products. According to the latest reports, Jolla has managed to secure a 200million euro alliance around its MeeGo based operating system, Sailfish. According to the company, “The 200M€ ecosystem financing will come in gradually from Jolla and as members join the alliance, which will include chipset vendors, OEM and ODM manufacturers, operators and retailers.”
The alliance will be based in Hong Kong, China and though the names of the partners have not yet been disclosed, the majority of the alliance company’s shares will stay in Jolla’s ownership. From the start, Jolla has cited China as an important market for their products and that’s why earlier published a co-operation deal with Chinese retail chain D-Phone. Currently, Samsung’s android based smartphones are the current leader of the market in China followed by Lenovo, ZTE and Apple. But as CEO Jussi Hurmola says, “Sailfish is an alternative to the existing technology. There is a demand in China for an independent smart phone ecosystem”.
The alliance is considered to be a big step in the company’s future and it has also been heard that the company has shown some of its works to the Chinese investors before anybody else which just shows the faith of the company in the Chinese market.