Low-cost Smartphone from just $33 Unveiled by Mozilla
It wasn’t long ago that we saw Microsoft entering the budget phone market with their cheap Nokia 130 phone. Well now it appears that Mozilla, who are probably best known for their internet browser Firefox, are lunching their own cheap mobile phone.
This latest entry into the budget phone market offers more than Microsoft’s Nokia 130 as it features internet capabilities however, it isn’t quite as cheap.
The phone, known as the Intex Cloud FX, is a joint venture between Mozilla and the Indian handset company Intex Technologies India Ltd.
The smartphone runs on Mozilla’s Firefox software and supports two SIM cards and is powered by a one gigahertz processor, with memory expandable up to 4 gigabytes.
For now it’s only available in India which is seen as the world’s fastest growing market for low cost smartphones. It’s estimated that more than 70% of phone users in India are still using feature phones, phones that do not have internet capabilities.
In a statement Mozilla said “with the launch of the Intex Cloud FX, we aim to enable the masses to get smartphone experience at the cost of feature phones.” The device is expected to “redefine the entry-level smartphone and create a strong momentum in Asia.” Li Gong Mozilla’s president said.
This sort of device is expected by analysts to provide an affordable opportunity for people in these emerging markets to upgrade from phones. However they will not rival the higher end devices such as Apple’s iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy phones.
The phone should go on sale for about $30 which is a lot cheap then many other smartphones. If you would like to read more then you can check out these sites.
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