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Alcatel One Touch Fire to be the first smartphone offering Firefox OS

ByinAnnouncements | February 25, 2013

Firefox PhoneA new smartphone platform, Firefox OS, is on its was and you will be able to taste the new experience in just a few months. Mozilla announced its plans to “free the web and mobile” by developing a completely web based phone operating system about a year ago and this plan will materialize this summer. The first country to get Firefox smartphones will be Poland and further countries in Eastern Europe will follow in 2013. As Mozilla reveals, other markets for its Firefox phones will include Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Serbia, Spain, and Venezuela with 18 total carriers announced as partners.

Alcatel One Touch Fire powered with Firefox OS

Alcatel FireFirefox OS will make its debut on the Alcatel One Touch Fire, a new affordable lower-end handset. The phone features a 3.5-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 3.2 megapixel rear camera, unfortunately without LED flash. The handset is powered by a 1 GHz processor paired with a meager 256 MB of RAM and just 512 MB of internal storage. Luckily, there is a microSD card slot for memory expansion so the lack of storage space should not be an issue. The One Touch Fire will be available in seven colors to choose from.

As for the system itself, it is a beginner-friendly platform that resembles Android at time. The apps launch directly from the home screen and there are side-swiped panels that show up the various apps and browser shortcuts. Along the bottom there are some semi-persistent launcher icons that appear across some of the panes and the status bar can be pulled down the way you can do it on Android devices.

more info: Mozilla

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