Extend official support to North America

asked 2014-01-01 22:59:22 +0300

shmerl gravatar image

updated 2014-01-02 04:34:13 +0300

Right now Jolla concentrates on Europe and Asia, and the technical limitations of the current handset modem prevent it from being used in North America. While there was already a request to extend frequencies coverage, this is about extending official support (sales, warranties and the rest of logistics). Jolla can face various challenges with this, ranging from FCC approval to defending against patent trolls and patent privateers and racketeers like MS and Apple, but that should be addressed anyway.

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I agree, even if it is not officially sold in USA, please at least support the 850/1700/1700 3G and 700(including band 12)/1700 LTE bands, so that we can import from somewhere and use it here. The N9 was never officially sold in USA, but from what I know, there are huge numbers on N9s in use in USA, due to the pentaband 3G support.

jolliac ( 2014-01-20 20:35:19 +0300 )edit

I agree. Just add more bands... fans can still buy internationally. Just want to use it at home! Thanks.

initiael ( 2014-11-22 21:36:01 +0300 )edit

I agree that North America (USA, Canada, - Mexico?) needs to be given consideration, I'm glad to see that the tablet campaign extended there, at least. The different mobile network systems in this region make things more difficult from a phone hardware point of view, but the influence, particularly media influence, of the USA in the mobile area is still very important (even though BRICS nations are becoming ever more important nowadays - which is why it is good to see Jolla making strong efforts in India, at least).

As a European, back in the day, Nokia and Ericsson were the number 1 and number 2 phone brands, it was simply unthinkable to the ordinary phone user here that they were not just as well known and as popular in the USA, but that turned out not to be the case. When the first iPhone was created, it was far behind Nokia's smartphones of the time in many ways, but because Nokia did not have such a strong brand awareness and popularity in the USA, this allowed the iPhone to generate much media attention - worldwide - and we all know how that progressed..

dave ( 2015-09-24 19:24:28 +0300 )edit