Mozilla plans ‘$25 Smartphone’ for Emerging Markets
The company behind Firefox browser ‘Mozilla’ plans to out smartphones for just $25. Mozilla said the phone “redefines” the entry-level phone market. Mozilla announced at Mobile World Congress that it is partnering with Shanghai-based fabless semiconductor company Spreadtrum for this project.
Spreadtrum said in a press statement that “These solutions expand the global accessibility of open web smartphones to first-time and entry-level smartphone buyers by reducing the time and cost required for handset makers to bring these devices to market,”
The cheap smartphone concept may seem likely to appeal to consumers in developed countries. According to the BBC’s report ‘The smartphone is made particularly those who locked into long contracts in order to subsidise the cost of the likes of the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy range.
Mozilla Chief Technology Officer Brendan Eich told CNET that “Imagine the phone in your pocket is a feature phone. Imagine, when you go buy one of these devices, that every euro is precious to you. Looking at “the richness and power we’re able to offer to this market, you’ll be astonished. Then imagine where we can go from there.”
Here is the specification about Mozilla’s smartphone
- Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon, 1.2GHZ Dual core processor
- 4.5” screen (FWVGA 854×480 pixels)
- Cameras: Rear: 5MP / Front: 2MP
- 3G UMTS quad-band (850/900/1900/2100)
- 8GB memory
- 256MB -1GB RAM (adjustable by developer)
- A-GPS, NFC
- Battery capacity: 1,800 mAh
- Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro USB
So far Mozilla didn’t revealed when the smartphone comes to the market.