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Alcatel announces the ONE TOUCH FIRE, Firefox OS device to launch this summer

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Alcatel announces the ONE TOUCH FIRE, Firefox OS device to launch this summer
It looks like the Firefox OS segment will have its first commercial launch in Europe and Latin America this summer courtesy of Alcatel.

The Alcatel ONE TOUCH FIRE is an entry level smartphone, built on the popular browser based OS and designed to thrive in the open-source HTML5 environment. Alcatel touts the ONE TOUCH FIRE will be ready to go out of the box.

The ONE TOUCH FIRE will feature a 3.5-inch 320x480 display, an MSM 7227 1GHz CPU, a 3.2MP main camera (no flash) and will be available in a variety of colors, like Mozilla Orange, Apple Green or Pure White. The ONE TOUCH FIRE can capture 30fps video at VGA quality and features a music player and FM radio. It is a 3G device supporting GSM/UMTS in the common bands (850/900/1800/1900/2100) and will support microSD cards up to 32GB.

For a small sized device, the battery is 1,400mAh which Alcatel claims up to 6.7 hours of talk-time on 2G, about half that on 3G. While not earth-shattering specs in any direction, the ONE TOUCH FIRE is sure to be appealing in emerging markets in Central and South America and will certainly be an endearing option for those on a budget in Europe.

As with many product announcements, we do not have any pricing or release dates, nor did Alcatel announce which markets would get the ONE TOUCH FIRE first. The company already has an established line-up of Android powered smartphones and the manufacturer was one of the first to announce its support of build equipment using the new Firefox mobile operating system.

source: Alcatel



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