Mozilla partnered with several operators worldwide to bring devices running on Firefox OS. The Firefox developer devices Keon and Peak manufactured by Spanish company GeeksPhone went on sale in April. There was a report that thes Firefox phones are expected to launch in 9 countries. Now the Telefónica has launched the ZTE Open in Spain that was unveiled at the MWC 2013. It is now on sale from Movistar stores in Spain priced at 69 Euros (~US$90) (inc. VAT). It also comes with 30 Euros of balance for prepaid customers.
ZTE Open specifications
- 3.5-inch (480×320 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
- 1GHz MSM7225A Snapdragon S1 processor
- Firefox OS
- 3.2MP fixed focus camera
- 12.5 mm thick
- 256MB RAM, 512MB internal memory
- WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS, with AGPS
- Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensors
- 1200 mAh battery
Telefónica would launch the ZTE Open in Colombia and Venezuela, in the coming weeks. Telenor would launch their first Firefox OS phones in Central and Eastern Europe this year.
Another Firefox OS phone Alcatel One Touch Fire that was announced at the MWC 2013 earlier this year has a 3.5-inch (480×320 pixels) capactitive touch screen at 165ppi, 1 GHz Single Core Qualcomm processor, 256 MB of RAM, 3.2 megapixel camera. Deutsche Telekom has announced that the Alcatel One Touch Fire would go on sale in Poland soon. The operator said that it would reveal more details in the press conference on July 11 in Poland. Check out the hands-on video of the the One Touch Fire from below.
Firefox OS phones would launch in more markets later this year and the individual partners will announce the launch details in each market soon.