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Launching Today - The Very First Firefox OS Phone
« on: July 02, 2013, 03:00:30 AM »
Firefox OS phone launches Tuesday in Spain at $3 a month

Spain-based carrier Telefonica will release on Tuesday the very first Firefox OS phone -- the inexpensive ZTE Open. The launch is a significant milestone in Mozilla's attempt to crack the Apple and Google mobile strongholds.

 It's not every day that a new mobile operating system arrives, but Tuesday will be one of them as Telefonica begins selling the inexpensive ZTE Open with Mozilla's Firefox OS in Spain.

The move marks the commercial beginning of an effort by phone makers and network operators to use Mozilla's open-source, browser-based operating system to reclaim power in the mobile market lost to Apple and Google.

The phone itself costs 69 euros ($90), including 30 euros ($39) of pay-as-you-go credit -- or for those who sign up for a two-year contract, for 2.38 euros ($3.10) per month. That's a lot cheaper than most of the new Android and iOS smartphones on the market today that consumers have flocked to and that Firefox OS is competing with.

Continue reading at: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57591716-94/firefox-os-phone-launches-tuesday-in-spain-at-$3-a-month/




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Re: Launching Today - The Very First Firefox OS Phone
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 09:11:44 AM »
I've been watching this since Firefox announced it would be putting out a cell phone.
More phones on the market = more for consumers to choose from.


  

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