Mozilla Doesn't Plan to Launch the Firefox Phone Outside of Developing Nations

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Bad news if you've had your heart set on a Mozilla phone ever since they announced the Firefox handsets: the company has admitted that it has no plans to launch the device here.

Speaking to CNET, Mozilla exec Mitchell Baker explained that the decision to ignore the US (and, we're guessing, the UK too) is so that it can focus on marketing the device to developing nations—a sector largely ignored by the likes of Apple and Google. Which is great, but less so if you fancied a quirky alternative to iOS or Android.

If you're really desperate, handsets have sold to developers in the past—so if you scour eBay or the like, you might just be able to find one. [CNET]