Firefox OS to launch €39 smartphone
The ZTE Open has a small 3.5-inch screen, a 1Ghz single-core processor and 256MB of RAM, but Mozilla aren't trying to dazzle those interested in spec. They want to grab those looking to make their first steps into the world of smartphones.
There's a small catch - the whole thing will actually cost €69 as it comes with a bundled €30 pay-as-you-go credit and 4GB storage card, but that's still small fry.
The handset will use Firefox's mobile OS, a HTML-based, open-source platform that supports Twitter, Facebook, and Nokia's HERE maps with offline functionality. There'll also be an "adaptive app search" that Mozilla claims "transforms the phone to meet your needs at any moment"
Firefox added: "For example, search for your favourite music artist and get results to buy your favourite song, concert tickets or even listen to your favorite song instantly. Making it possible for you to create these one-time use or downloadable apps on demand gives you a completely customised experience and helps you get the exact content you want, when you want it."