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17 operators, 4 handset makers commit to Firefox OS

By: , IntoMobile
Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Firefox OS may be up for a good start with 17 operators wowing to support the nascent platform. Among those committing to carry these smartphones are Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telefonica, America Movil, KDDI, Telecom Italia, Telenor, China Unicom, 3 Group, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, TMN and VimpelCom, while Telstra has only “welcomed” the initiative. These diverse group will make Firefox OS-based devices available in a number of countries, including Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela, with additional markets announcing soon.

As for the handset maker support, we’ve already seen Alcatel and ZTE unveiling their phones, and it’s also said that LG and Huawei will launch their products later this year.

Initially, the focus of the platform is on low-cost devices for emerging markets, though one of the launch vendors will also be offering a phone that is targeting the mid-tier…

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