Word on the street from the Jolla headquarters is that the first production batch of Jolla, the alternative smartphone, has already been pre-booked, around the world, in 136 countries. They kicked off their campaign in May.
It also proves that if your marketing is good, and you have a solid product to sell, you can easily bypass the types of KickStarter, and still make enough money for your first batch.
“We are delighted to see this great worldwide interest towards our very first device. When you see someone wearing an ‘I am the First One’ T-shirt, you see a proud future owner of Jolla,” says Tomi Pienimäki, CEO of Jolla. “For those, who missed the first opportunity, we are now doing our best to offer a second chance, a new batch of Jolla smartphones later in the autumn. I encourage everyone interested in Jolla to sign up at jolla.com and be the first to know about any new developments, such as the opening of the next pre-sales campaign.”
The first batch with start to ship by the end of 2013, and will be stocked by DNA in Finland to begin with.