Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2012 00:27 UTC, submitted by Kishe
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jolla has signed a Sales and Distribution agreement with D.Phone Group, the largest mobile phones retail chain in China. Together the companies have a shared target to reach significant sales volumes in China's 150 million smartphone market. The agreement is such that D.Phone will start sales and distribution of Jolla smartphones in China, utilising D.Phone's vast network of over 2000 retail stores to reach the Chinese consumers." Wow.
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RE[2]: Good luck Jolla.
by dragos.pop on Tue 17th Jul 2012 13:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Good luck Jolla."
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[q]belive that the first products will be of less quality (China),


iPhone and Lumia (unlike the N9) are done in China. Samsung Galaxy S3 probably too.


I am not worried about where they are done. It is just that the distribution network is a Chinese one. And I was thinking that they want to use China as a kind of test bench.

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See my link above. The plan seems to be to show the device end of this year and deliver it in 2013Q1.


Yes, but this is about Chinese market


Nokia has no say in JollaMobile else Elop would have killed them off already since they WILL sell better then Lumia (ok, not so different).


from: http://www.intomobile.com/2012/07/11/interview-jussi-hurmola-ceo-jo...

Jussi: Creating an ecosystem and a platform is about cooperating. It’s not about going alone. Basically what we’re doing right now is creating partnerships and building efforts around MeeGo and Jolla. So I’m open to all cooperation. There are different forms of cooperation of course, but the key is to grow the ecosystem. That means we’re inviting different people in different forms.


In this interview he also said that he did cooperate with Nokia in setting up the company. It did say that Nokia had to cooperate, because of the great number of layoffs.

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