China's ZTE launches Firefox phones in US, Britain
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Firefox smartphone is getting its biggest launch, and biggest test.
Chinese telecom giant ZTE announced plans on Monday to sell a low-cost smartphone using the open source Firefox operating system in the United States and Britain.
ZTE said its Open Firefox OS phone will be sold through eBay in the US for US$79.99 (S$107.20) and 59.99 pounds in Britain.
The phone, unlocked to allow use on a variety of mobile networks, uses the open source Firefox operating platform from the nonprofit Mozilla Foundation, which is aiming to break the dominance of Google's Android and Apple's iOS.