Press release 21 November 2012
DNA and Jolla are to cooperate in the sales and marketing of their smartphones using a Sailfish-based operating system.
Helsinki, Finland - DNA and Jolla reveal a cooperation agreement specifying that DNA Store and other DNA sales channels will sell and market Jolla smartphones in Finland as soon as they enter the market. The upcoming Jolla smartphones use an open Sailfish operating system which is based on the well-known MeeGo operating system. The companies are not revealing the value of the agreement.
- We target to have a network of partners around Sailfish during the coming year. We are partnering up with operators, for example, to benefit from their solid knowhow in retail and distribution. As a forerunner brand in Finland, DNA is a great partner for Jolla. DNA also has a strong retail stores chain, which ensures the availability of the upcoming Jolla smartphone and other future devices, says Sami Pienimäki, Vice President, Sales of Jolla Ltd.
- Our cooperation with Jolla is a part of the DNA partner strategy, aimed at providing the Finns with the most appealing equipment and services on the market. Partnering up with Jolla is one example of our desire to be involved in innovations that interest the users, says Pekka Väisänen, Vice President for DNA’s Consumer Business.
Information regarding the availability of the first Jolla phones will be released later.
Jolla Ltd, tel. +358 50 1842, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pekka Väisänen, Vice President, Consumer Business, DNA Ltd, tel. +358 44 040 0168, email@example.com
Irene Kantor, Vice President, Corporate Communications, DNA Ltd, tel. +358 44 044 8001, firstname.lastname@example.org
DNA Ltd is a Finnish telecommunications company providing high-quality, state-of-the-art voice, data, and TV services to private customers and corporations. DNA’s 3G network reaches five million Finns and is constantly expanding, and the 4G networks are reaching new cities and urban areas all the time. In 2011, DNA’s net sales were EUR 728 million and the operating profit was EUR 51 million. DNA Ltd has more than 3 million mobile communications and fixed network customer contracts. DNA and WELHO are registered trademarks of DNA Ltd. For more information, please visit www.dna.fi.
Jolla Ltd, headquartered in Helsinki, is developing mobile devices and open Sailfish OS based on MeeGo and Mer Core open source projects. In addition to its R&D sites in Helsinki and Tampere, Jolla has offices in Hong Kong and is establishing R&D operations in China mainland in order to lead the Sailfish alliance development and ecosystem. Jolla strongly believes and understands that the community is the heart of the idea generation, technology development and distribution and is committed to supporting community involvement and participation within Sailfish. www.jolla.com.