Firefox OS officially in stores, and has a new app payment system
4. MC1123 (Posts: 1210; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
at that price i think asha 501 is in trouble! I mean it will surely have a better ecosystem than asha's s**tty java that i think developers will have a hard time!! Nokia should just choose symbian or meltemi!!!
5. rusticguy (Posts: 2696; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
ASHA and BIPASHA will be troubled in any case. Nokia will need to come up with LUMIA "420" soon
8. fanboy1974 (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Low pixel density screen (165 ppi)
Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM)
Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
The camera lacks autofocus
The camera lacks flash
Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
No front-facing camera
This sounds DOA to me. It's one step above dumphones and 10 steps behind startphones. For $88 you can get a 3 year old Android phone that offers better features. If this is meant for 3rd world countries then I understand.
10. ianbbaa (Posts: 147; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)
...there are people that do not want used,scratched half functioning PHONE.
...therer are kids, that doesnt have rich parents.
...there is a good reason why they do not start in high end, when ecosystem is not complete yet, in high end is too crowded right now.
...Nokia sells a lot of featurephones, which Firefox nicely starts to compete with.
...price says it for all - very nice pricing i quess.
...when they will be able to settle their place on the market on low-end, you can expect to bring some higher specced phones - also later on it will be more reasonable to bring out higher end models - when OS will be more polished, more apps etc... .
..etc etc....i wish them succes!!!
9. krimHD (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 May 2012)
3rd world countries in what sense? like they don't know what smart phones are or what?
12. juanmasn (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
This news is wrong. I bought my ZTE open in July 2nd. I have an invoice to prove it :-)