Earlier this year, Mozilla announced its intention to launch a $ 25 smartphone running Firefox OS. So far they have not fulfilled their intentions, however, India’s smartphone maker, Spice Mobility, has launched a device that comes close to what Mozilla offered.
With a price of approximately $ 38, the Spice Fire One MI-FX1 will be intended for those users who buy a smartphone for the first time and those with a very limited budget. The specifications are nothing special, with some limitations that hover around a low resolution screen and lack of 3G connectivity, but several useful elements such as dual sim functionality, bluetooth and a front and rear camera.
“With the very low-cost Spice Fire One, we focus on converting simple mobile phone users into smartphone users, therefore, they will know the power of the Internet. This partnership with Mozilla shows our commitment to offer the best technological innovation first hand to our customers, said Prashant Bindal, CEO of Spice Mobility. ”
The full list of specifications of the Spice Fire One MI-FX1 are as follows:
- 1 Ghz single-core processor.
- 3.5 “HVGA screen (480 x 320 pixels)
- 2.5G connectivity
- Self-contained 1.3-megapixel camera.
- 2-megapixel rear camera.
- Bluetooth, WiFi support.
- Dual sim functionality
- Firefox OS.
- GPS / Gyroscope.
It comes with some pre-installed basic applications, such as Twitter and Facebook, while others can be installed through the Firefox Marketplace. The photographs shown in this article also show applications such as HERE Maps and AccuWeather installed on the device, however it is not mentioned if they will come with the device or if they will have to be purchased separately through the Marketplace.