Two Phones Unveiled Running Firefox Mobile OS
Over at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Mozilla’s mobile operating system is making a debut with two new phones coming into the market.
The first phone unveiled running Mozilla’s Firefox mobile operating system is Alcatel One Touch. Inside the phone packs a 3.5-inch display, 1Ghz processor, 256 MB of ram, 512MB storage, 3.2-megapixel camera, mini-SIM card slot, UMTS 900/2100 and 850/1900/2100, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and FM radio. It also comes with a 1,400mAh battery and a 2GB micro-SD card (with the capability of utilizing a 32 GB micro-SDHC card).
The second phone running Mozilla’s Firefox mobile operating system is ZTE’s mobile phone. Inside the phone packs a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 display, Cortex A5 processor, 256 MB of ram, 512MB storage, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. As of right now, the specs on this phone is quite limited and more is expected to come.
Although these two phones are running the new Firefox mobile operating system, the specs on these phone are somewhat dated. The specs of both phone is what you expect from a non-subsidized $150-$200 Android phone.
As of right now, the first Firefox phones are expected to ship out to Europe and Latin America in June of this year. Though information when the United States is unknown, expect the phones to come to the United States in 2014. Mozilla said that they are planning more Snapdragon-powered smartphones with Huawei and LG that will be announced in the future.
It seems that the smartphones is designed for people who want a smartphone, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on one. Unless they beef up the specs and operating system, it does not have real competition with competing companies.