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Mozilla signs a deal to make the world’s cheapest smartphone: $25 Firefox OS device with 3.5” screen and HTML5 apps

0. phoneArena 23 Feb 2014, 10:38 posted on

Mozilla has signed a deal to make the world’s cheapest smartphone - a $25 Firefox OS device with a 3.5” screen and HTML5 web apps…

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posted on 23 Feb 2014, 10:42 2

1. kalloud (Posts: 109; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Unbelievable! If this will be launched in my county then I'll definitely buy it!

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 10:45 3

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Wow that's just amazing! Great new for people in developing countries!

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 10:49 1

3. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Better buy a Nokia feature phone at this price

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 11:09 3

4. kalloud (Posts: 109; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


A 25$ Nokia feature phone? It'll have a music player and Bluetooth and maybe a uSD card slot max.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:09 4

8. sgodsell (Posts: 1235; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


This will be able to install and run html5 web apps, something that the Nokia feature phone cannot. Plus it has the Firefox browser. Not to mention be able view YouTube videos and run a number of other smartphone apps and features.
So for $25 I would buy a Firefox phone over a plan feature phone any day of the week. It doesn't matter who makes its the feature phone.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 11:26 2

5. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Cheap, yes, but, if you cannot afford a great phone, then get this...probably still better than an iphone 3GS - I hope they include MMS and cut and paste option....LMAO

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:00

6. faizan-sharif (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


man i have a secondary phone with this same spreadtrum chip maker, and it is some china made company, selling in my country as well, it is 3.2" running android 2.3 and as just 256 ram/rom, and believe me its really slow on android, i just have kept it for easiness of storing my old sms in android platform so that i can skip to keep this mobile in my lab works, when my premium phone can be damaged with the lab work solutions, that include acid as well

so if this is relatively smooth running device with firefox i wud look to get it as replacement of current phone, but only if their is way to read sms back on an android device and pc

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:01

7. faizan-sharif (Posts: 53; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


this device costs $35 to 45

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 12:27

9. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Mozilla... lowering the limbo bar to the ground...

Wow.

Let's just see how this thing works first.

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