Posted by: Kevin Everett in Jolla, tags: Jolla
It seems Jolla has found it's first official carrier outlet in Finland. According to a press release Finnish carrier DNA will not only be the only Finnish carrier to sell Jolla devices but they will be the first carrier in the world to do so. While Jolla has not set a firm launch date for these Sailfish OS devices they are taking Pre-orders and promised to have them out "by the end of 2013" when they demoed them earlier this year. You can check out the full press release below:
DNA to launch the Jolla smartphone as the first operator in the world
This year, DNA will launch the Jolla smart phone based on the Sailfish operating system in Finland. DNA will be the first operator to offer Jolla smartphones in Finland.
DNA will sell Jolla smartphones as the first operator in the world and as the only operator in Finland as soon as they enter the market. Jolla will be available in DNA Kauppa stores and DNA online, as well as at selected DNA retailers. Jolla unveiled its new smart phone in May.
DNA's cooperation with Jolla is a part of the DNA partnership strategy, aimed at providing Finnish people with the most appealing equipment and services on the market. DNA is the only operator to start the Jolla smart phone sales in Finland.
"As a Finnish operator, we consider it important to support this new Finnish success story, in which we see enormous potential. The partnership with Jolla reflects DNA's manner of doing business and is a fantastic example of the way in which we want to be involved in interesting innovations that bring real added value to their users. We boldly apply this start-up mentality to our own operations as well," says Pekka Vaisanen, Vice President for DNA's Consumer Business.
DNA has also been involved in the Jolla smart phone's development from the very beginning. "In a spirit of 'co-creation' that is characteristic of Jolla, we have been able to influence the device's design and usability, allowing us to convey our customers' wishes directly to Jolla's development team, already at the design stage", says Vaisanen.
"It is valuable to find a good operator as a partner in the domestic market. The cooperation between DNA and Jolla has been extremely rewarding, and we place particular value on the feedback regarding the wishes of customers, received from an operator that knows its clientele. Our two companies are equally enthusiastic about the launch of Jolla smart phones at DNA Stores nationwide during the last quarter," says Jolla CEO Tomi Pienimaki.
The Jolla pre-order campaign started in May at jolla.com. Those interested in the new Jolla mobile and the partnership of DNA and Jolla can leave their contact details with DNA at the address www.dna.fi/jolla.