Mozilla Firefox OS brings smartphone in India for 29 euros




Mozilla has released a smartphone with Firefox OS converted to cost. Around 29 euros with the Indian Spice Retail The device features a 3.5 “screen and an unspecified 1GHz processor, but has to do without 3G.

Several Indian media, including The Economic Times, reported the arrival of cheap Firefox OS smartphone, according to an announcement from Mozilla and Spice Retail. The Spice Fire One is the first smartphone with Firefox OS for India and must mainly distinguished by its price: 2299 rupees must be paid for, which translated is slightly less than 29 euros. This makes the device one of the cheapest smartphones available.

The Spice Fire One features a 3.5 “screen with resolution of 480×320 pixels. The housing is a 1GHz processor built into the model of which was not disclosed. Has 128MB RAM, 256MB storage memory and a 2-megapixel camera. On the front is still incorporated a 1.3-megapixel camera also has the Spice Fire One two SIM card slots, the device is unable to connect to 3G networks connected probably lacks this functionality to reduce the price:… before 3G functionality licenses must be purchased.

Meanwhile, the company Intex is also working on an inexpensive smartphone based on Firefox OS. This should be announced Monday and a lower price than the Spice Fire One. Furthermore, there are little known about the specifics, but it is obvious that they are similar to those of the Spice Fire One.

Indian customers can buy cheap smartphone from 29 August. It does not seem likely that the Spice Fire One also comes to the Netherlands. Mozilla probably want to acquire cheap smartphone market share in emerging markets.

Mozilla along with hardware partners such as ZTE and Huawei already announced several smartphones with Firefox on OS. The browser maker with its mobile OS still barely managed to gain market share.

Spice Fire One

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