Mozilla Launches First Firefox OS Powered Smartphones, ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire

The first two smartphones to tout Mozilla’s Firefox OS have been released today, and are available in Spain through mobile carrier Telefonica.

The two devices, the ZTE Open and the Alacatel One Touch Fire are lower-end devices which sport touchscreens and are focused on providing functional specs at a low price point for emerging markets. Both devices include 512MB of memory and 1GHz Qualcomm processors, and also tout microSD card slots for memory expansion. Both devices are priced at €69 and come with €30 of credit for pre-paid customers.

The Firefox OS is based on HTML-5, which will allow for developers to easily create apps for the platform. A handful of apps are currently available for the Firefox OS, and users will be able to access e-mail, maps, phone calls and texts with the devices.

It will be a while until we see Firefox OS devices in the U.S., as Mozilla has previously stated that it would try its hand at emerging markets before attempting to enter markets which are currently saturated by iOS and Android users.

[Via: PC World]

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