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1,000 Firefox Phones In the Wild!


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abarbarian

Want one ! Well you are too late they apparently sold out in a few hours.

 

http://fossforce.com/2013/04/1000-firefox-phones-in-the-wild/

 

 

By the time 5 o’clock rolled around and I was settled-in at my “day” job, the Internet was abuzz with the news. The Firefox OS is now a reality. It’s not (like so many others) just another still-not-ready-for-prime-time mobile operating system that can be downloaded by tinkerers who’re willing to brick an expensive Android phone to see if they can get the D*** thing to work. Nope. This is not some techie’s wet dream, but an actual mobile orgasm.

Let’s look at some of the reasons why this is so cool:

 

The GeeksPhone company is dedicated to producing open source handsets. Before yesterday’s release of the two Firefox OS models, they had released two handsets, both running Android. The models released yesterday can be purchased on the company’s website. The cheaper Keon comes equipped with a 1 Ghz processor, 4 GB ROM and 512 MB RAM. It also includes Wifi, Bluetooth, an FM radio and a 3 MP camera and sells for $119. The Peak sells for $194 and features front and rear facing cameras and a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor.

 

If they work well then they are as cheap as chips and could be a major player in the mobile world. :shifty:

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goretsky

Hello,

 

Entering the highly competitive smartphone market is an ambitious move by the Mozilla Foundation. I hope that they are successful. The more competition there is, the better.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

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abarbarian

This is one aspect that I really like,

 

Openness. If this thing really does end up being airworthy, we can expect the Firefox phone to be a wee bit less the walled garden than Android, which was a wee bit less the walled garden than the iPhone. Apps for Firefox OS will be able to run on any device able to deal with HTML5, which pretty much means any phone with a browser. If that doesn’t lower the “app store” playing field a little bit, I don’t know what will.

 

I have read a few articles recently that suggest developers are sick to the teeth of paying to develop for closed systems and not very happy with the payment system for apps sold. So if the hardware is any good then I think that Mozzila have a winner. If they were selling shares I would definitely buy some.

 

If you look at the Firefox OS site you can see how many big players are backing them. Some of the names may not seem familiar but they are major players worldwide.

 

http://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/partners/#overview

 

:breakfast:

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