Telefonica will tomorrow begin selling the Firefox OS-running ZTE Open, kicking off the entry of a new OS into the mobile market.
Mozilla has been promising smartphones running on its Web-based Firefox OS, and on July 1 it showed off the Alcatel One Touch Fire and the ZTE Open.
Telefonica will begin selling the ZTE Open July 2, for about $90, with approximately $39 of data included—a “very, very cheap price point,” said Telefonica’s director of open Web devices, Yotam Ben-Ami—and Deutsche Telekom will offer the One Touch Fire soon afterward.
The devices are designed for first-time smartphone owners. The Alcatel is a bright, Firefox orange and the ZTE is a highlighter blue.
“I was in Brazil the other week, and it’s different there,” said Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich, leading a press event in San Francisco and clearly giddy to have reached this milestone.
- ZTE Open – First Firefox O.S based Smartphone (quillshare.com)
- Deutsche Telekom brings Mozilla’s Firefox OS to Poland (news.cnet.com)