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

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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11 Comments

1. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

thank you fox

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

3. TimePass

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

FOX Team:You are welcome

11. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

Do a Barrell ROLL!!!

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

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

5. bananana

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

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

9. Nexus_bear

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

6. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Brilliant!

7. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 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.

8. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

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

10. Nexus_bear

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

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

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