LG Fireweb unveiled as the company’s first Firefox OS smartphone

LG Fireweb

LG has finally joined Mozilla’s mobile revolution with a new device called Fireweb. Similarly to other Firefox OS-based smartphones, this is also a low-end product with specs that include a 4-inch HVGA (320×480) screen, 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and flash, and 4GB of internal storage. On the other hand, we’re talking about the platform that is known for not requiring top-end specs to provide users with great users experience… though we prefer reading about the phones rocking Snapdragon 800 or Tegra 4 chips. ­čśë

Anyway, the LG Fireweb will debut in Brazil where it will be available from Telef├│nica Vivo for an equivalent of $207. That’s the off-contract price, while those willing to sign-up for carrier’s customer agreement will be able get it for just $59.

After Brazil, Telef├│nica plans to launch the Fireweb and Alcatel Onetouch Fire in Peru, Uruguay and Mexico. We’ll see whether these emerging economies have the “power” to make Mozilla (and Firefox OS) a global player in the mobile industry.

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