Meet the ZTE Open, First Official Firefox OS Phone

By Eric Limer on at

There have been a few Firefox OS developer phones floating around but now, Mozilla has announced the first official Firefox OS handset at Mobile World Congress: The ZTE Open.

It's not a high-powered guy, packing a Cortex A5 processor, and a 3.5-inch display. It's like a glance into Android's past. Information beyond that is a bit lacking at the moment, but more is sure to come out during Mozilla's live press conference and as MWC powers on. And hey, it's a start.

The ZTE Open isn't alone though. Alcatel also has a phone coming out for the new OS, the One Touch Fire. Like the Open, the One Touch Fire is a pretty basic phone with 3.5-inch screen, a 1GHz processor, 512MB storage (plus a 2GB SD card) and a 3.2-megapixel camera. It's due for a June launch in Latin America and Europe.

 

In addition to the ZTE Open, and Acatel One Touch Fire, Mozilla is promising a roll-out of additional Snapdragon-powered phones from manufacturers Huawei and LG, in markets that include Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela. Announcements about additional markets are on the way. [EngadgetMozillaThe Verge]