Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Finnish handset maker Jolla, founded by some ex-Nokia employees, has signed an exclusive deal with the online shopping website Snapdeal.com to sell its smartphones in India.
The phone will début in India as early as next month. Price of Jolla smartphones in India is not confirmed, however the phone is expected to be priced below Rs 30,000. Jolla phones are available for orders online at its web shop at the price of Euro 399 to all European Union countries, Switzerland and Norway.
Jolla's official twitter account has tweeted, "Jolla smartphone coming to India very soon, exclusively on @Snapdeal. Be the first to know at http://bit.ly/1bekuuc".
The company has built its own operating system Sailfish which will provide users alternative to Android, Windows, Blackberry and Apple's iOS.
Jolla founders moved out of Nokia after the company, then led by Stephen Elop, decided to dump 'Meego' operating system and instead adopt the Windows platform.
Nokia in mid-2011 had unveiled only one phone-Nokia N9 on Meego in partnership with computer chip giant Intel. Microsoft has now acquired Nokia's mobile devices business.
Currently, Jolla is a team of over 90 people and has offices in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland and Hong Kong, SAR of China. Jolla unveiled its first smartphone for about Rs 34,000 in November and is now expanding globally.
Its Sailfish OS is compatible with devices on which Android OS works. Jolla has started providing Sailfish OS through Android playstore on select devices like Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus and Sony Xperia, for people to experience this new platform.
With Agency Inputs