Since the first day, or even way before Jolla was released to the public, India was one of the very potentially active markets in terms of wanting the Jolla phone to be available in the country.
Of course, India is a massive market for any manufacturer. And it surely can’t be dominated quite easily, since nowadays everyone says it is dominated by Samsung but I see every single day that Jolla fans in India send us or other community channels messages and emails asking when Jolla is going to be sold in India. THEY WANT CHANGE.
Today, Jolla has officially announced that they will very soon indeed, start selling Jolla in India after partnering up with Snapdeal.com and I assume that’s one of the reasons Jolla’s Marketing manager was in New Delhi on July 2nd
I'm at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) (New Delhi, Delhi) w/ 2 others http://t.co/tzb10xuiy5
— Tim McDonald (@TimMcDigital) July 2, 2014
You can sign up on Jolla.com for further information and be the first one there to buy the Jolla of your own!
Finnish smartphone company Jolla Ltd. partners exclusively
with Snapdeal.com to enter the Indian market
New Delhi – July 18, 2014 – Jolla, smartphone company from Finland, and
India’s largest e-commerce marketplace Snapdeal.com today announced an
exclusive partnership to launch the Jolla smartphone in India.
Sami Pienimäki, Co-founder and CMO of Jolla comments: “India is the rising smartphone market
of the world and we look forward to welcoming many new Jolla fans across the country. Since late
2011 when we established the company Jolla, we have received a tremendous amount of interest
from India to enter this great market. In particular we have found it very encouraging how much there
is interest and trust for mobile heritage coming from Finland, and what kind of development
opportunities there are to start to develop e.g. local applications for India. We are super excited to
be partnering with the market leader Snapdeal, who has extensive reach in the booming online
commerce market of India. Through this position, we are confident to reach those interested in a true
alternative to the mainstream players.
Kunal Bahl, Co-founder & CEO, Snapdeal.com comments on this exclusive partnership: “We at
Snapdeal.com constantly endeavor 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”.
There is no pricing announced but I assume since the phone is selling for 349 Euros, it’ll come out around Rs 28,400 but this is not officially announced yet. So let’s wait and see about that!
Oh and by the way is that a new camera interface we’re witnessing?
I would love to know how excited Indian fans are now!