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Jolla Mobile signs sales and distribution agreement with China's largest cell phone retail chain

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Jolla Mobile signs sales and distribution agreement with China's largest cell phone retail chain
Jolla Mobile, the company started by ex-Nokia employees and MeeGo devs is still in its early days, but it's working hard to establish its operations. Recently, the CEO of Jolla, Jussi Hurmola, announced that they are looking to unveil their very first phone later this year. Quite ambitious, we know. Anyways, the latest news this time is that the guys from Finland have now signed a sales and distribution agreement with China's largest cell phone retail chain, D.Phone.

Why should this matter? Well, it does look like a wise plan by Jussi and company: start selling MeeGo handsets in the huge and ever-expanding Chinese market, make some sweet money, attack the Western market. Now, having an agreement with D.Phone and its 2000 retail stores scattered around the People's Republic won't guarantee a success story for Jolla, since it'll still have to partner with carriers if it wants to be truly successful, but it's a strong start and shows those lads aren't wasting their time.

Interestingly, D.Phone Group founder and CEO, Donghai Lui, has mentioned the "fresh and unique user experience" of Jolla, when making a statement with regards to the deal. We should note here that the user interface that will be on Jolla's eventual handsets will be different from the one found on Nokia's N9, because that's what MeeGo is about - it's an underlying platform, the graphic interface of which can be fully re-imagined by the respective device manufacturer. So, our excitement can only grow when hearing such comments like the one made by D.Phone's CEO.

What would you like the Jolla MeeGo phone to look like?

source: TechCrunch

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