Sunday, July 20, 2014

Finnish smartphone maker Jolla enters Indian market soon

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Finnish smartphone maker Jolla, founded by some ex-Nokia employees, has signed an exclusive deal with online shopping website Snapdeal.com to introduce their smartphones in the Indian markets.

Jolla smartphones run on its own software, called Sailfish, which is an offshoot of the MeeGo software that used to be found on the old Nokia phones and acts as an open-source alternative to Google's Android mobile operating system.

However, the platform does work with existing Android smartphones and tablets, and Jolla claims it is a more secure OS for those seeking privacy.

The phone will debut in India as early as next month. Price of the Jolla smartphones in India is not confirmed, however the phone is expected to be priced below Rs. 30,000. Jolla phones are available for orders online at its web shop at the price of Euro 399to all European union countries, Switzerland and Norway.

There are no navigation buttons on the Jolla phones, so taps, swipes and various other gestures on the touchscreen are used to navigate the phone, the report said.