ZTE Releases First Firefox OS-Running Phone at $90

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After some solid amount of hardwork on a comparatively low budget, the first Firefox OS-running phone, the ZTE Open goes on sale today. The phone is a lower-end device and features a 3.5 inch touchscreen.

As for the specs, the phone consists of nothing earth-shattering materials. Its 3.5 inch display has 320 x 480 resolution. Under the hood you get 256 MB RAM, 1Ghz Cortex A5 processor and Adreno 200 GPU. The back boasts a 3.2 megapixel camera.

For connectivity you get Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB 2.0 and 3G. These are all aging specifications coupled by a meager hardware by today’s standards but the Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich thinks it’s enough. “We are not aiming high and trying to crash into Fortress Apple, into Fortress Google”, he says.

Just enough though, the phone is still a bit clunky right now as The Verge noted. The OS still has its rough edges and if you’re coming from a touchscreen device, you’re most probably in for a disappointment. That might be a hardware issue as the phones do run on pretty 2009-stuff but lets hope everything will be sorted out soon.

The ZTE Open is available for $90 or around Rs. 11,000 when it hits any online store later this year. The dream of seeing a phone run smoothly and without stutters on a platform like this won’t be fulfilled right now though.


  • Javed Khan

    Between this & Ubuntu, its gonna be a tough competition for the number 3 spot.

    • Waqas Tariq

      Your forgetting BB

  • Aziz

    But no doubt like Andriod, Ubuntu will win eventually.

    • Omair Ahmed

      but Both Android and Ubuntu are based on Linux (read Linux kernel type which is foundation of both system). So, if you say Ubuntu will win eventually you are indirectly saying Linux will win…!!

  • Fawad Hassan

    Actually it’s not only ZTE who released the phone. Alcatel also released “One Touch Fire”:
    http://www.gsmarena.com/alcatel_one_touch_fire-5319.php

    Both of these phones are low-end and released in Spain and next target is to release them in Poland. More phones in pipeline from big players and will release soon :)

  • freeKhan

    How about its screen quality???