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Jolla announces Sailfish Africa partnership with Mi-Fone and Fairphone

Sailfish OS maker Jolla have announced a strategic partnership with Africa’s Mifone and collaboration plans with Fairphone. We have already reported about Jolla unveiling sailfish OS smartphone with Intex named as Intex Aqua Fish. So the phone was showcased to public during MWC 2016.It was released with Sailfish OS 2.0 on board.With Sailfish O S, Jolla is focusing on BRICS countries & Sailfish OS is the true competitor to the OS from US. The phone comes bundled with some pre-installed apps like Gaana,Snapdeal etc.

Intex has always brought innovative products in every hand, and has been recognized for its contribution in  emocratizing smartphones. Keeping with the tradition, we are the first mobile handset brand in the world to present a licensed Sailfish OS powered smart phone to the world and for the Indian consumers. Sailfish OS is a young mobile OS; a challenger with a lot of promise. We are confident that with launch of a completely new operating system in their smartphones, our customers otherwise spoil for choices will be delighted” said Mr.Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Mobile Business Head, Intex Technologies

Today Jolla announced partnership with Africa’s first mobile brand mi-Fone to bring Sailfish OS to African countries. Teh first Mi-Phone powered by Sailfish Os is expected to hit the market by Q2/2016.

We believe the real value for consumers comes from experiences. This is where Sailfish OS offers mi-Fone great opportunities to build differentiation and develop locally relevant offerings. We also believe that our African consumers will appreciate Sailfish OS’s focus on openness and privacy”  said, Alpesh Patel, Founder and CEO of mi-Fone.

Another company that Jolla has partnered with is Fairphone for their Sailfish OS. Both the companies have been working on Fairphone 2 to port Sailfish OS 2.0 on it.

Making the Fairphone 2 hardware an open development platform has been one of our major ambitions from the start. This way, we can foster innovation into new mobile software technology and applications, while giving users the choice in the operating systems that they want to use. Sailfish OS is something that a large proportion of our
community has been very interested in. We will continue supporting the community to port Sailfish OS to the Fairphone 2 and are excited to explore the opportunity of commercial collaboration with Jolla” said Mr. Olivier Hebert, Chief Technology Officer at Fairphone

Specifications of Intex Aqua Fish:

  • 5″ HD(1280 x 720 pixels) display
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal with expandable via MicroSD Card
  • Sailfish OS 2.0
  • Dual SIM
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 2MP front camera
  • 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, WiFi , Bluetooth 4.0,
  • 2500mAh battery

Pricing & Availability:

The Intex Aqua Fish will be available for purchase by the end of April 2016.

 

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