First Firefox OS Smartphone in Europe Confirmed for This Summer


Mozilla’s MWC event is currently underway, so while we should have more news on the global launch of its new platform in just a few minutes, one detail has arrived a little early, upon Deutsche Telekom announcing its plans to bring the first Firefox OS smartphone to Europe, in the form of the Alcatel One Touch Fire.

Poland will be the first European nation to get its hands on the One Touch Fire, with sales starting sometime this summer. Before the end of the year, the smartphone will be available in additional countries throughout Eastern Europe.

Unfortunately, we don’t yet have any specs on the phone, but if this Alcatel model is of the same ilk of the other Firefox OS models we’ve learned about, chances are good that it’s going to be a seriously low-end piece of gear. On the plus side, that could mean it’s ridiculously cheap, but we don’t yet have any pricing info to look at, either. Hopefully details on all of that will arrive prior to the One Touch Fire’s retail availability.

Update: Yup, specs are about what we’ve been seeing from the other Firefox OS phones. The One Touch Fire gets a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, 1GHz SoC, 3.2-megapixel camera, 256MB RAM, 512MB flash, and supports microSD expansion; it comes with a 2GB card to get you started.

Source: Engadget

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