The term smartphone has evolved over time, and so has its features and price tags. There was a time when you had to shell out quite a bit of money to buy smartphones that came with a boatload of features and specifications that were popular in those times. But now is an age when smartphones are available is all shapes and price ranges that makes it affordable for anyone. And in comes Mozilla with its new more than affordable smartphone running Firefox OS.
Mozilla, developer of the Firefox browser and operating system, has announced that it has leaped over the smartphone price barrier with the help of Spreadtrum Communications by unveiling a $25 (Rs. 1,552) smartphone - the prototype of which was shown off recently.
"Imagine that phone in your pocket is a feature phone. Imagine when you go buy one of these devices that every euro is precious to you," Mozilla leader Mitchell Baker recently said at a press conference held for the same. Seeing "the richness and power we're able to offer to this market, you'll be astonished," she added.
Accordingly, Spreadtrum has announced WCDMA and EDGE turnkey-based designs for Firefox OS alongside the first chipset for US$25 smartphones, the SC6821.
As of now, the Firefox OS is already available in as many as 15 markets on three different devices. However, the company wants to expand this number majorly by now competing in the Latin American markets. Apart from that, Deutsche Telekom is also planning to sell models in Croatia, the Czech Republic, Macedonia and Montenegro.
Check below the entire list of specifications of the new smartphone:
- 4.5-inch screen (FWVGA 854×480 pixels)
- Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon, 1.2GHZ Dual core processor
- Cameras: Primary: 5MP / Secondary: 2MP
- 3G UMTS quad-band (850/900/1900/2100)
- 8GB memory
- 256MB -1GB RAM (adjustable by developer)
- A-GPS, NFC
- Battery capacity: 1,800 mAh
- Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro USB