Next stop, Africa.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Jolla moving places. Last time we also reported on the same deal with less details but we had it coming. Jolla was on its way to Africa, starting with Namibia, from long ago. Here is the post if you’re wondering what am I talking about.
It was September 2014 when Jolla replied to one of our tweets saying that they are indeed going to Namibia;
@JollaUsers yes, we are entering new market and will share more info soon 🙂
— Jolla (@JollaHQ) September 12, 2014
And despite being super busy after the tablet launch and all that good stuff, they have finalized the contract with Telecom Namibia and are entering the market with speed.
If you also remember, it was on update 18.104.22.168, Saapunki when Jolla announced their new certificate gotten from ICASA aka The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa!
Our first comment received on that post was Feeyaz saying “Does the ICASA certificatiin mean we can soon expect Jolla in South Africa?”
Windhoek, Namibia, March 26, 2015 – Jolla Ltd., the Finnish mobile company,
distribution company LexConsult, and mobile operator Namibia Telecom
today announced the innovative Jolla smartphone running on independent
Sailfish OS is now available in Namibia exclusively through TN Mobile.
Today we have a press release up at Jolla.com/Press which states the final process of Jolla, starting their official sale in Africa with Namibia Telecom’s Mobile Chief Officer, Armando Perny commenting:
Jolla, with its
independent mobile operating system Sailfish OS offers a fresh alternative to the
smartphone market currently dominated by only a few players. We are very excited to be
able to bring Jolla to Namibia. Together with TN Mobile’s 4G LTE network we can offer an
unrivalled mobile experience to all Namibians.
And Sami Pienimäki, Co-Founder and CMO at Jolla commenting further:
We are absolutely thrilled to
be launching our Jolla smartphone in Africa, a totally new continent for Jolla. Together with
our local partners LexConsult and Namibia Telecom, we look forward to offering Namibians
a unique smartphone user experience based on Sailfish OS, our independent mobile
operating system powered by open source software. Jolla smartphone is the perfect choice
for you if you’re looking for world-class multitasking features, focus on privacy (Jolla does
not sell user data), a lot of personalizing options, Android application compatibility, and
For more details please visit Jolla.com/Press
Hopefully this leads to more distribution throughout the vast lands of Africa!