First Firefox OS Smartphone ZTE Open on Sale Today in Spain

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 comeZTE-Open-Orange-white-20130129s 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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