It was during this year’s Mobile World Congress when we saw Mozilla unveiling its low-cost reference design smartphone alongside few other devices. Now that affordable device is inching closer to launch with the company teaming up with Indian companies Intex and Spice to bring this baby to the second biggest nation.
The upcoming $25 Firefox OS smartphone will get its power from a Spreadtrum SC6821 processor, while boasting a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, FM radio and some camera on the back.
It’s still unclear when this device will be officially announced but chances are this will be a short wait. And if Mozilla manages to get some traction, we may see it hitting other emerging markets, as well.
We do realize this is hardly a device our readers would consider buying, but in the world’s emerging markets, a $25 smartphone could be a real hit, helping Mozilla grow its market share along the way.