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First Firefox smartphone launches in Spain

Published on Jul 4, 2013 6:19 AM
 

MADRID (AFP) - The world's first consumer sales of a smartphone powered by the Firefox operating system have launched in Spain.

The new phone, ZTE Open, went on sale Tuesday at 69 euros (S$114) and runs on a Firefox system developed by the Mozilla Foundation, which campaigns for open development of the online world.

Mozilla, a non-profit community of developers and users, enters as a minnow into a market dominated by the mighty duopoly of Apple and Google whose iOS and Android programmes are in 90 percent of smartphones.

Mozilla joined with Spain's Telefonica and Chinese handset maker ZTE to launch the new handset, which uses the Internet as the platform for all its functions and applications.

 
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