The company, which has launched its maiden handset today in the Indian market with eCommerce major Snapdeal for Rs 16,499, said its OS offers users a differentiated user experience compared to Android and other operating systems.
The handset has been launched globally in Europe and Hong Kong.
"We are looking for local players for using Sailfish OS. Android is dominant in the market but we feel users should have a choice. We would want to expand the market for Sailfish OS," Jolla co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Marc Dillon said.
Google's Android OS is the most popular OS globally, including India. Handset makers like Samsung, LG and Sony as well as domestic firms like Micromax and Intex offer slew of handsets across price points starting as low as Rs 1,999.
Other popular OS' include Apple's iOS, Microsoft Windows as well as BlackBerry.
The Jolla handset features 4.5-inch IPS display, 1.4GHz dual core Qualcomm processor, 8 MP rear and 2 MP front camera, 1 GB RAM and 16 GB storage.
The smartphone, which draws inspiration from Nokia's MeeGo software, has a distinct button-less design, gesture- based user experience and is compatible with Android applications.
Handset makers are focussing on India, which is one of the world's fastest growing smartphone market. According to research firm IDC, smartphone shipment to India grew 3-fold to over 44 million units last year.