Earlier this year we saw the ZTE Open and the Alcatel One Touch Fire, the first commercial phones to run on the Firefox OS. ZTE has now announced it will be launching its smartphone in the UK and the US exclusively through eBay. Also Read - US tech giants to US Government: Stop border separation of families
The company has already listed the phone on the e-commerce site, but will start accepting orders from Friday onwards. The device will be available off-contract and unlocked for $79.99 in the US and 59.99 in the UK.
For those who need reminding, the 3G-enabled ZTE Open features a 3.5-inch (480×320 pixels) display and is powered by a 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor. Other features included are 256MB RAM, 3.15-megapixel rear camera, expandable memory and a 1,200mAh battery. It also includes connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM Radio.
The specs are nothing to write home about, but the Firefox-based phones aren t designed to fight in the high-end spec war anyway. They are instead designed to show what a phone can do with an OS based on open web standards.