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Video: Here's the Firefox OS-based $25 smartphone

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Video: Here's the Firefox OS-based $25 smartphone
How low can the price of a smartphone go? As we've seen time and time again, no definitive answer can be given, but we're getting pretty close to the very bottom. 

A few days ago, we covered a deal that Mozilla Corp. made a deal with Chinese chip maker Spreadtrum to supply the chipsets for a phone that will cost a measly $25! You read that right, the subsidiary of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation will charge you just $25 for a device that covers the basics of what we call a smartphone today. The folks over at Bloomberg managed to get some hands-on time with the device during MWC 2014, and we couldn't, in good conscience, let you miss out on this small miracle.

In case you're curious, those $25 get you a 3.5-inch, 320x480 pixel resolution screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio and a 2-megapixel camera. A new, 1GHz single-core Spreadtrum chip will be powering the Firefox OS-based device.

As we argued not too long ago, an era of dirt-cheap smart devices may very soon be upon us, and so far it seems that Mozilla's Firefox OS will be leading the charge.

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 26 Feb 2014, 03:29 1

1. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 151; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

thank you fox

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 03:49

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

How does the fox say in "You're welcome"?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 04:26

3. TimePass (Posts: 43; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

FOX Team:You are welcome

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 14:29

11. bwhiting (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)

Do a Barrell ROLL!!!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 04:53 6

4. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1615; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

Billions of people who live under poverty line could now have a chance for a smartphone, this is just AMAZING!

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 05:31

5. bananana (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)

huh, with this, could the firefox OS be the new android?

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:38 1

9. Nexus_bear (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)

Potentially good OS, yes. Android, no.
Google is a multi billion ad/ search giant.
Mozilla is a not for Profit foundation.
Googles resources far outweigh Mozilla. 50/1.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 06:11

6. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


posted on 26 Feb 2014, 07:47 1

7. mobi_user (Posts: 152; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)

This is very innovative. Other compaines just add a fancy name to it and sells this kind of phones for $100 at least. Truly even most of the iPhone and Galaxy users use the phone for making calls and listening music. They do not even use net because the data charges are high for them.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 07:52

8. fireblade (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)

Well, this thing will cost 200%-300% than the original price. Tax in my country sucks

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 11:39

10. Nexus_bear (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)

I'm buying one simply because it's 25 dollars.

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