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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Good luck Jolla.
by dragos.pop on Tue 17th Jul 2012 12:09 UTC
dragos.pop
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2010-01-08

Good luck Jolla.
Hope for Nokia style hardware with meego ;) .

Ok, now I am a little realistic and belive that the first products will be of less quality (China), but I really hope that in two years we will see them again in Europe with the quality that Nokia gave us.
Maybe a takeover by Nokia as there contingency plan?

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RE: Good luck Jolla.
by cdude on Tue 17th Jul 2012 13:23 in reply to "Good luck Jolla."
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2008-09-21

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 really hope that in two years we will see them again in Europe


Have a look at my link above. The plan is to show the device(s?) end of this year and deliver it/them latest in 2013Q1 world wide what includes Europe.

The D.Phone deal shows that they have a working prototype which convinced D.Phone to sign that deal (a good sign of both, quality and progress).

Maybe a takeover by Nokia as there contingency plan?


Currently it looks as Nokia will not make it into 2013Q1 if they keep course, burn cash at high speed and cannot deliver anything till Lumia WP8 is ready what is to long, to little, to late.

Nokia has no say in JollaMobile else Elop would have killed them off already since they WILL sell better then Lumia (not so different to selll more then 300k with D.Phone on your side :-) ).

Edited 2012-07-17 13:32 UTC

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RE[2]: Good luck Jolla.
by dragos.pop on Tue 17th Jul 2012 13:38 in reply to "RE: Good luck Jolla."
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2010-01-08

[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.

[q]
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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RE: Good luck Jolla.
by shmerl on Tue 17th Jul 2012 15:22 in reply to "Good luck Jolla."
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Rather other way around. Jolla will take over Nokia when Nokia will be below the floor with their losses.

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RE[2]: Good luck Jolla.
by cdude on Wed 18th Jul 2012 06:29 in reply to "RE: Good luck Jolla."
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2008-09-21

Its just that there is not much left that is worth to be taken over if you happen to be not interest into patent-trolling but products. Nokia is now down to a bing-reseller and they will end where all the others that walked down that path ended. To bad they did not had a look at navteq before walking that route.

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