We first got a glimpse of the ZTE Open back in February at WMC. The device would not have necessarily caught out attention if it was not for the fact that it is running Firefox OS. Here we are in July and the phone is about to go on sale. In the meantime, two handsets running Firefox platform, Keon and Peak, made by Geeksphone hit the developers market back in April and both sold out almost immediately. The ZTE Open, however, is the commercial Firefox phone.
ZTE Open Firefox Phone – Overview
Starting tomorrow (July 2) the phone will be available in Spain on Telefónica’s Movistar network. The ZTE Open will be cheap, just as Mozilla promised. It will be launched with a price tag of just €69, which is around $90 with today’s exchange rate. For the price you will get a pre-pay balance of €30 for prepaid customers as well as a 4 GB microSD card to expand the device’s modest storage.
The ZTE Open is tailored for lower-end market. The phone features a 3.5-inch TFT display with a 320 x 480 resolution, so it is on the smaller side in terms of screen size. The phone is powered by a single-core 600 MHz or 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A5-based MSM7225A chip and comes with 256 MB of RAM, 512 MB of internal memory.
Other features include Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth and FM Radio. As for the OS itself, there are not too many apps available just yet. At the moment the marketplace offers Twitter, Bing, Pinterest, Wikipedia, Facebook and some more.