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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Isn't this a sign?
by leech on Tue 17th Jul 2012 11:29 UTC
leech
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2006-01-10

That people are rather sick of the two main smart phone operating systems (iOS and Android) for whatever reason and are really excited about a (non-Microsoft) newcomer?

Though to quote Tim Minear "Where were you when we needed you?" (this is about Firefly fans on their 10th anniversary reunion, where about 10,000 fans showed up).

And much like the beloved Firefly, there were the hardcore people behind MeeGo and wanted it badly to succeed, then the rest... well we know the rest.

But with Jolla bouncing up, they are all over the media sites, which is fantastic!

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RE: Isn't this a sign?
by zima on Tue 24th Jul 2012 23:59 in reply to "Isn't this a sign?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

That people are rather sick of the two main smart phone operating systems (iOS and Android) for whatever reason and are really excited about a (non-Microsoft) newcomer?

"People"? "People" are seemingly starting to ignore Bada. They ignored WebOS (also quite recently, when it was still pushed by HP). Even worse in tablet space... (and there specifically, the uptake of Blackberry tablet OS doesn't bode too well for the new mobile BB OS)

So it might be not really about "people" - probably more the usual, some companies desiring a larger slice of the cake for themselves, those few thinking they can do it by differentiating in that particular way ...we'll see (but the history of similar efforts doesn't bode too well)

Edited 2012-07-25 00:03 UTC

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