It’s an exciting time for the world of smartphones and the Operating Systems that are powering them. There are well known names like Android and iOS, relative newcomers such as BlackBerry and Windows Phone, and even some newbies trying to upstage these OS, viz., Firefox OS and Tizen. Tizen OS is still in the making, Firefox OS has started making big waves in the mobile phones industry. Firefox OS is targeted at the first commercially available phone ZTE Open was released back in July and eBay partnered with the manufacturer to launch it globally.
The OS is targeted at emerging markets where the people prefer to buy affordable handsets. According to Mozilla, Firefox OS will enable even low-end hardware to run smoothly with apps. Instead of running legacy apps, the devices running Firefox OS will be running web apps, which mean developers will not have to develop the app specifically.
After making it available in USA and Europe, the phone has now made its way to India. Strangely, though the phone in available from eBay only, it’s launched by a Punjab based seller named Randeep Singh Arora.
Specifications of the ZTE Open
- 12.5 mm thickness
- TFT Display of 3.5 inches with resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, pixel density of 165 ppi
- 1 GHz processor
- Adreno 200 Graphics Processing Unit
- RAM of 256 MB
- In-built storage of 512 MB, flexibility of adding external storage of up to 32 GB via micro SD card
- 3.2 MP camera
- 2G/ 3G network, and Connectivity options of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with Assisted GPS
- 1200 mAh Li-ion battery
- Running on Firefox OS
Price Information of ZTE Open
As mentioned earlier, the device is put on sale at eBay for the price of Rs. 6990. The device will be covered under one year warranty by ServePro.