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MWC 2013: Firefox OS Hands on Throgh the ZTE Open (Video)

One of the big showcases at MWC 2013 this week was the Firefox OS, by Mozilla. We saw a bunch of Alcatel and ZTE phones debuting this platform and we got cozy with the ZTE Open, one of the first devices with this platform on board.

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Mozilla stated yet again that it intends to make a mark on the lower end smartphone market, with devices priced between $100 and $200. ZTE Open is such a device, with modest specs, but after all Firefox OS isn’t very demanding. The first handsets with the platform will launch in 9 countries this year and the smartphones will reach USA in 2014. ZTE Open is a handset based on Cortex A5 architecture and it has a CPU at sub 1 GHz.

The device packs 256 MB of RAM, a camera without autofocus, with a 3.2 MP resolution and a 3.5 inch display, with 480 x 320 pixel resolution. The internal memory is 512 MB, but the device also has microSD. From what I’ve heard the smartphone is rumored to cost below $150. In the video preview here you can see the web apps on this device and what seems to be an app store.