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India : MOZILLA unveils ultra-low-cost phone for INDIAN market

August 26, 2014



The nonprofit that delivered free and open Web browsing to us is now looking to do the same thing for smartphones, and its new Cloud FX phone is another move to reach that goal.

Designed to make the Internet more accessible to the masses, the Cloud FX smartphone by Intex Technologies, has been announced by Mozilla as its ultra-cheap phone for the Indian market.

The open-source Firefox OS, which has no connection to leading software developers, powers Mozilla's phones, while most smartphones are locked into the ecosystems of the major producers of their operating systems -- including Google's Android, Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows.

Featuring a 3.5-inch capacitive screen, a 1 GHz processor, expandable memory of nearly 4GB, a 2-megapixel camera and dual-SIM capabilities, Cloud FX's hardware is quite low-end.

Carrying a price tag of Rs.1,999 ($33), the Cloud FX will be specially available on Snapdeal.com.

Mozilla President Dr. Li Gong stated : "The positive consumer feedback from other markets tells us that people like the unique user experience and openness we re building with Firefox OS."


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Source: TendersInfo (India)


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