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Firefox smartphones are here: Spice launches at Rs 2,299, Intex Cloud FX coming tomorrow

Firefox smartphones aim to enable small town masses to connect to the Web.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 24, 2014 8:01 pm
India's first Firefox smartphone Intex will launch its first Firefox smartphone called Cloud FX on August 25.
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The low-range smartphone buyers can  now look beyond Android. Spice has launched India’s first smartphone running FireFox operating system at a price of Rs. 2,299- which is cheaper than the cheapest Android smartphone available in the market currently. Called the Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1, the smartphone houses a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touch screen along with a 2 MP rear camera and 1.3 MP front camera. Powered by a 1 GHz processor, the  Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 has dual-SIM functionality with 2.5 G connectivity. It doesn’t support 3G connectivity.

Spice Fire One is purely targeted to the nearly 90 per cent of the feature phone users wanting to switch to smartphones. The device is aimed at the masses that are looking for ward to use a cheap smartphone to make calls, messages, email, and stay connected on social media.

Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 Powered by a 1 GHz processor, the Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 has dual-SIM functionality with 2.5 G connectivity.

“With the ultra-low cost Spice Fire One, we at Spice, aim to convert the feature phone users into smartphone users, thereby, aiding them with the power of Internet,” said Prashant Bindal, Chief Executive Officer, Spice Mobility Ltd.

Based on the open web, the phone has unique features like Adaptive App Search or the Single Window Search and allows users to find all relevant information and apps available on the web together at a single click. This device also supports several Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil and Bangla and comes preloaded with Facebook, Twitter and Connect A2 apps.

Intex is also looking forward to launch its first Firefox smartphone called Cloud FX on August 25. The price of Cloud FX could be under Rs. 2000.

The launch of Firefox smartphones at dirt cheap prices will increase the existing competition in the low-range Android smartphone market and the price of Android smartphones may fall further.

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    Aug 23, 2014 at 10:37 am
    This is good news provided it is reasonably reliable and the alphanumeric are of reasonable size for the use of even senior citizens like me. Since most of us use hardly 20% of the features provided, the phone for mes should concentrate on making the more used features better and easier to find.
    1. avinava basu
      Aug 24, 2014 at 12:59 am
      Firefox OS has been a serious failure in the past..Let's see if it can pull things together this time round.
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        Prakash Jangid
        Aug 24, 2014 at 3:39 am
        can it support whatsapp and hike.
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          sai kiran
          Aug 26, 2014 at 8:54 pm
          This will be much better than Pseudo smart phone Asha Line up.
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            Naresh Landam
            Aug 30, 2014 at 9:41 am
            Do you know that the first smartphone was launched in 1992 by IBM, and called IBM Simon. Navigator was the software used and it was a Remote Desktop software and costs were $2,999 for the host PC software and $299 for each Simon software client. I found this info here, :www.spinfold/first-...
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