MWC 2013: Hands on with the Firefox-powered Alcatel One Touch Fire

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Alcatel has released a new entry-level smartphone that will be running the new Firefox OS, the Alcatel One Touch Fire, and we’ve finally gotten our hands on it. At 3.5 inches, the Fire seems a little small in the age of bigger screens and phablet type devices. Proving the old adage of size doesn’t matter, the Fire, while on the lower-end as far as specs go, to provides a snappy responsive interface using the Firefox OS.

The Alcatel One Touch Fire sports a 3.5 inch HVGA display, a 3.2 megapixel camera, runs on a 1GHz single-core CPU, has 512MB internal memory, 256MB of RAM, and a 1400mAh battery.

The device itself fits great in the hand, and has a slick white surface, with the sides surrounded by an orange or blue bumper. On the front of the phone resides a physical home button, and a microphone. The power button and headphone jack are on the top of the unit, and on the back you will find a speaker and 3.2 megapixel camera. The charging jack is on the bottom left side of the unit.

The Firefox OS is pretty stunning, even running on a low-end device such as the Fire. The lack of apps for the fledgling Firefox OS will be a bit of a nuisance when the phones become available , but with all Firefox OS apps being based on HTML-5, we will no doubt see some interesting offerings arrive quickly after launch.

Check out the gallery below for some hands-on time with the One Touch Fire from Alcatel .

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