ZTE is all set to launch the first Firefox OS phone for consumers, and it’s going to be cheap. How cheap? Read on to find out.
Mozilla had declared a couple of months ago that with their new Firefox OS platform won’t compete in the high-end market. The company went on to declare that Firefox OS based phones will be cheap. How cheap? Well, we weren’t expecting it, but they meant as little as $50.
ZTE Open specifications:
- 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7225A
- 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
- 3.5-inch HVGA (480 x 320) Display
- 3.15 MP Camera
- 1200 mAh Battery
- Firefox OS
While ZTE won’t be launching a $50 phone (that privilege lies with Indian manufacturer Lava Mobiles), the ZTE Open which will be launched in Spain tomorrow can be will go on sale for just €69, roughly translating to about $90. Think that’s a good deal? Well, let’s sweeten the pot. The €69 includes €30 (or about $39) of prepaid value to the buyers. Wicked cool (oops, that’s all I could come up with).
The ZTE Open Firefox OS device launches tomorrow in Spain costing €69 incl €30 balance for prepay customers #MovistarFirefoxOS
— Telefónica Digital (@tefdigital) July 1, 2013
Don’t expect the hardware of the ZTE Open to blow you away, but hey, a fully functional backup phone for $90 is nothing short of amazing. This one will serve as a good deal for those who don’t fancy the new Nokia Asha 501.