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Jolla to launch its first Sailfish smartphone in India next month

Updated: July 27, 2014, 11:46 AM IST
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Jolla to launch its first Sailfish smartphone in India next month
The new Jolla phone runs on the MeeGo-based Sailfish OS and will also be compatible with Google's Android applications.

New Delhi: Finnish smartphone maker Jolla has announced that it will enter the Indian market with its Sailfish OS smartphone next month. The company has entered into a partnership with Indian e-commerce web site Snapdeal to sell the device in India.

The new Jolla smartphone with its distinct button-less design, Sailfish OS gesture-based user experience, and Android application compatibility will be available in India exclusively on Snapdeal.com starting next month.

"India is the rising smartphone market of the world and we look forward to welcoming many new Jolla fans across the country," said Sami Pienimaki, co-founder of Jolla, in a statement.

The Rs 28,000 (349 Euro) phone will come with a 4.5-inch display and an 8 megapixel camera. It is powered by a dual-core processor and has 16GB of onboard storage.

Another highlight of the Jolla is that it is Android apps compatible, which means that users will be able to run their favourite Android apps in addition Sailfish apps on their Jolla phone.

Jolla is a Finnish startup, formed by former Nokia employees and using technology ditched by the handset maker. The startup, Jolla Ltd, will use MeeGo software, created by Nokia and Intel in 2010-2011, for its products.

Jolla is also being positioned as a button-less phone and instead users gestures to navigate.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: July 27, 2014, 11:46 AM IST
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