Mozilla’s first commercial Firefox OS smartphone, the ZTE Open, released this month, but so far it’s only available in Spain with a few other countries coming soon. The specifications hardly compare to high-end smartphones, but you really can’t beat the price. The ZTE Open retails for €69, or about $88. The company also launched the Firefox OS simulator, in an effort to help developers test out new apps intended for the open-source operating system.
The ZTE Open comes equipped with a 3.5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 2GB of memory upgradeable to 32GB via microSD card, 265MB of RAM, a Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon processor, FM radio, GPS, a 1,200 mAh battery and a 3.15-megapixel rear camera. No front-facing camera is included. The handset comes in either blue or orange.
Only time will tell how this phone fares in a market dominated by Apple and Google whose iOS and Android programs are in 90 percent of smartphones.
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