News by Luke Jones on Monday August 25, 2014.
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The Firefox OS has not exploded into a new sensation in the market, but it has arguably fulfilled its remit, to deliver low cost entry level devices to those who may otherwise not even get the chance to own a smartphone. It is hard to argue against Firefox hardware, even in the face of other entry level devices like the Motorola Moto E and the Nokia Lumia 520. The latest mega affordable addition to the Firefox toting market has arrived today in the form of the Spice Fire One Mi ? FX 1.That's a bit of a mouthful, but the FX 1 (let's just call it that is it?) packs plenty of the things we have come to expect from a Firefox smartphone, solid build, low end specs, and a bargain price. Developed by Indian company Spice Retail, the FX 1 will be exclusive to the country and the first handset that the brand has built running the Firefox operating system. As you would expect for a Firefox OS running machine, the FX 1 is very affordable and arrives with a cost of $38 (Rs. 2299 in India). Of course, for that kind of money you cannot be hoping for anything too advanced, but for the cash the FX 1 hits a spec sweet spot of sorts. It gets a 3.5-inch HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) screen, 1GHz processor (likely with 512MB of RAM), 2-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, EDGE data + Wi-Fi connectivity, and dual SIM compatibility. Along with the launch of the FX 1, Mozilla was eager to point out how far its Firefox OS had come since it was first launched. "Just one year after the first Firefox OS device launched, Firefox OS smartphone is now available in 17 countries across Europe, Asia and Latin America," said Dr. Li Gong, President of Mozilla Corporation. "Our partnership with SPICE will be an exciting Firefox OS launch in India. Having one stronger partner as SPICE, we are confident that Firefox OS devices will realize a whole new category of smartphones with affordable price. Furthermore, we can ensure every user will enjoy the power of Web." source: IntoMobile
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