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[Official Announcement] Intex Aqua Fish now available to purchase through eBay India

asked 2016-07-19 15:18:20 +0300

James gravatar image

Hi all!

Following a slight misunderstanding around the Aqua Fish sales channels during the weekend, we can now happily confirm that Intex Aqua Fish devices are now available through eBay India.

Aqua Fish is the world's first smartphone running licensed Sailfish OS. With a Quad-core Qualcomm processor and 2GB of RAM you can have the most fluid Sailfish OS experience ever on your 5" HD screen.

We are glad to enter the Indian market through a domestic and well known smartphone manufacturing brand like Intex.

We would like to congratulate Intex and thank them for working with us creating the first ever Sailfish OS licensed device.

Cheers,

James

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I cant buy any, they dont send to cz republic :(

Huholoman ( 2016-07-19 15:55:19 +0300 )edit
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Great news, Finally! Yes, that was a super long wait!

lal ( 2016-07-19 16:01:22 +0300 )edit
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And also thank them for communicating so well with you! :-/

A launch on eBay, without any announcement, only spotted by some community member... really? It's not even referenced on their website :(

Sthocs ( 2016-07-19 17:22:55 +0300 )edit

I saw a post from Jolla about it on facebook.

Huholoman ( 2016-07-19 17:27:39 +0300 )edit
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5500 INR translates to roughly 75 EUR. Good.

vattuvarg ( 2016-07-19 19:17:27 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-07-19 16:12:33 +0300

Bimberle gravatar image

Is there any way to get it outside India? Unfortunately, both Ebay sellers only sell to India.

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But now that I checked it, it's 3x the price xD 75$ vs. 225$

Levis95l ( 2016-07-19 21:13:12 +0300 )edit
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Check again. The first seller on eBay now sends abroad.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2016-07-23 12:34:05 +0300 )edit
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answered 2016-07-19 16:27:09 +0300

asleep gravatar image

Why can't I just buy this thing?

Or even better, why can't I just buy a Jolla C ?

Take my money but give me one !

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+1000 (on the Jolla C part)

Fiery ( 2016-07-22 20:19:04 +0300 )edit
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answered 2016-07-19 15:31:04 +0300

utkarsh gravatar image

Awesome! Now I'm waiting for it to be delivered.

PS: If you buy it from here you can use the coupon INTEX07OFF to get 7% off on the price.

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answered 2016-07-19 23:15:53 +0300

Marius gravatar image

I'm sorry if I did not get it but ... is there a way to buy intex phone in Europe?

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answered 2016-07-20 10:52:43 +0300

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updated 2016-07-20 10:57:33 +0300

First one on ebay UK...

Postage to: Worldwide

Excludes: Argentina, India, Russian Federation

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intex-Aqua-Fish-Unlocked-Dual-Sim-5inch-1-3Ghz-16GB-8MP-4G-2500mah-Sailfish-OS-/322197286567

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Are you sure those are honestly real official Intex Aqua Fish phones which you mean? I mean I'm afraid they are fakes. Hopefully you or someone other would prove that they are real

ari.jarvio ( 2016-07-21 20:41:51 +0300 )edit

124% more expensive.

1chb ( 2016-08-02 14:11:12 +0300 )edit
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answered 2016-07-19 15:51:18 +0300

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Would really be awesome if you link to eBay search rather than a particular seller. All sellers should get a fair chance to sell the phone and Jolla is being partial by picking up this single seller and promoting him here. I'm all in for free competition, no unfair advantages. The other seller has a higher feedback score, marked a top rated seller, Intex official coupon code works with him and he sells tons of other Intex phones too. He deserved to get the spotlight more than this one.

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We are not promoting anybody! We have linked the post to the one Intex has particularly mentioned. Feel free to add as many sellers as you want and I will add them to the end of the post :)

James ( 2016-07-19 16:05:08 +0300 )edit
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answered 2016-07-19 18:26:50 +0300

eson gravatar image

Now also on Amazon India...

http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B01IHFLXB4/sr=1-1/qid=1468941707/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1468941707&sr=1-1#productDetails

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Thanks for the info! Unfortunately same problem: ships to India only.

Stefanix ( 2016-07-19 19:06:22 +0300 )edit

the seller "just launched" amazon and sells only this phone.

mettska ( 2016-07-19 19:15:15 +0300 )edit

The phone is getting very positive customer reviews on amazon india :) Buttery smooth UI mentioned multiple times. Go Sailfish! :D

kjokinie ( 2016-07-28 00:45:44 +0300 )edit
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answered 2016-07-20 03:45:39 +0300

Twinklestar1792 gravatar image

Intex can bring one more device with higher specs like better SoC, 32 GB internal, NFC, Wi Fi ac, 12mp rear and 5mp front camera, more sensors, SD card 64 GB support and finally Fingerprint Scanner for price of 10000inr.

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Maybe in the future, if the Aqua Fish sells well.

r0kk3rz ( 2016-07-20 11:03:13 +0300 )edit
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But without any promotion, as is the case right now, Aqua Fish won't sell much.

utkarsh ( 2016-07-20 12:13:17 +0300 )edit
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yes well, if they're dropping it like a dead fish then that doesn't bode well for future devices does it.

Personally I find this situation very strange, it was supposed to be a SnapDeal exclusive with integrated SnapDeal Super App, and I wonder whether they've pulled out leaving Intex without a distributor...

r0kk3rz ( 2016-07-20 13:03:00 +0300 )edit
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I have no idea what's happening with sailfish and intex anymore but if it goes on like this sailfish, and jolla for that matter, will die.

utkarsh ( 2016-07-20 14:49:12 +0300 )edit

I am using Jolla 1 mobile for past 1.5yrs. I am in dilemma whether to buy Intex aqua fish or should wait for better spec mobile. Also awaiting for the SoC performance and battery review.

Twinklestar1792 ( 2016-07-22 22:39:11 +0300 )edit
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answered 2016-07-19 23:10:01 +0300

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I hope this is for the best and many devices are sold. This would as a consequence bring more developers..... The price is well below the competition, which I think is important in the Indian market. Good luck, Jolla!!

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Exactly. India has a nice developer base but this phone needs to be marketed nicely. I am waiting for the official launch. The prices is so cheap that a devel can buy it like a side device.

pavi ( 2016-07-24 20:56:51 +0300 )edit

I'm a novice developer and I'm thinking of developing a few apps for this. The thing is most developers that I know don't know about sailfish and if they do know about it, they don't care about this as there is no good way to monetize the apps. Also ads won't work when there is not enough people downloading the apps. Most of them are developing android apps and they have no incentive to learn Sailfish development.

utkarsh ( 2016-07-27 11:57:32 +0300 )edit
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@utkarsh For any app development people need reference device and with aquafish you can show the beauty of QML/Silica UI of SFOS. Start here for SFOS App development.

pavi ( 2016-07-27 18:05:46 +0300 )edit
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answered 2016-07-22 19:53:54 +0300

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About 75 euros? I've paid quite nice premium for participating 'Sailfish Community Device Program'... :D Is Jolla C and Intex AquaFish really the same hardware-wise? Anyway, good to see any new Sailfish powered device coming...

BTW. I've signed for Sailfish news @Intex long time ago, I've received hell a lot of spam but no single word about Aqua Fish. Not even now when it is 'released'...

@James: any comment on this? What's going on with Intex? Is the partnership alive or this is similar to Nokia&Intel stuff bakc the, related to MeeGo&N9? Nokia was obliged to release at least one device with MeeGo - and they did it but nothing more... :(

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Add shipping, VAT and customs processing expenses and you will not be far from the 160-170€ charged for the Jolla C.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2016-07-22 22:49:32 +0300 )edit

@Giacomo: you're kidding, right? even then you are looking at 100EUR at most. I also paid a premium for Jolla C and don't really mind, but this what you write is simply not true...

koshman ( 2016-07-23 09:30:55 +0300 )edit
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Modem on Jolla C is different for eurpoean bands, also minor cosmetic differences on the back, different gift box and packaging, VAT + shipping, CE Certification .etc

Plus you know, the actual program you signed up to not just buying a device...

r0kk3rz ( 2016-07-23 12:21:46 +0300 )edit
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@koshman: Shipping via courier from HK costs about 40 EUR. Add 25% Finnish VAT (as a reference) to 75+40=115 and you get 143,75. Add 15 EUR that the courier charges for customs clearing and you are at 158,75.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2016-07-23 14:12:18 +0300 )edit
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