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Firefox OS makes an entry with ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire, leaves Huawei and LG for later

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Mozilla Firefox OS makes its first landing on ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire smartphones, both of which are flaunting the new OS at the MWC. While announcing the launch of the Firefox OS, Mozilla also disclosed its partners including ZTE, Alcatel, Huawei and LG as phone manufacturers, Qualcomm for providing Snapdragon chipsets, and so far 18 operators for bundled services. The ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire initiate the Firefox OS journey in the mobile market, while LG and Huawei will join in a bit later latter. Here we tell you more on, besides the OS, what all do these phones hold for the users. Also Read - World's first Firefox smartphone launched

As announced at the launch, the OS has been essentially developed for budget smartphones, and thus both the Open and OT Fire come as mid-level feature phones with nothing exceptional in terms of features.

The ZTE Open comes with a 3.5-inch HVGA screen with 480×320 pixel resolution, a Qualcomm MSM7225A processor, 256MB RAM and 512MB internal memory along with microSD card slot, a 3.2-megapixel fixed focus snapper at the back and a 1,200mAh battery. On connectivity front, it is a 3G enabled phone with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM Radio.

The One Touch Fire come similar in features with a 3.5-inch screen, 1GHz Qulacomm processor with 256MB RAM, 512MB storage and microSD card slot, 3.2-megapixel camera and also offer 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

There is no word on date of launch yet, however these devices are announced to first come in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela. Additional markets will be announced soon.

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  • Published Date: February 25, 2013 11:44 AM IST
  • Updated Date: April 21, 2020 11:54 AM IST



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