«Mail of Russia» will acquire 15 000 Inoi R7 smartphone with Sailfish OS
Rumors that Sailfish OS in one way or another will appear in Russia at the state level, real in state procurement. As the resource «Vedomosti», «Mail of Russia» will purchase 15,000 Inoi R7 smartphone running Sailfish OS.
Recall, the unit features a five-inch HD screen, Snapdragon 210 SoC, and 2 GB of RAM. At the moment in Russia it can be purchased for 12 000 rubles, but only on condition of pre-order. As for the procurement of «Mail of Russia», the total amount is 171,1 million rubles, that is, each machine will cost the company 11 400 rubles.
The source also recalls that the owner of the company Jolla, which has created Sailfish OS, is a Russian businessman and the founder of the holding ESN, Gregory Berezkin. He owns about 60% stake in the company. Beryozkin created the company «Open mobile platform», dedicated to the adaptation of the Sailfish OS for the Russian corporate market, participated in the bidding for the supply of vehicles «Mail of Russia» with the model Jolla, but won the «Center of distribution» with a smartphone Inoi.
By the way, the General Director of the «Open mobile platform» Pavel eyges says that this transaction is the first corporate transaction for the purchase of devices with the Sailfish OS in the world.
As to the necessity in a smartphone, the source says that «Mail of Russia» will use the vehicles as mobile mail point-of-sale terminals in which carriers have a financial services at home.