New Delhi: Online marketplace eBay India has announced that it will offer the ZTE Open, the first Firefox OS based smartphone, in India through its website. While the phone is officially priced at Rs 8,590, the phone is available for Rs. 6,990 on the site with free shipping.
The phone comes with one-year third party warranty through a company called Serve Pro. The ZTE Open was earlier launched with Telefonica in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia.
Firefox OS, which is being positioned as a cheap alternative to Android, uses HTML5-based apps and is targeting entry-level devices. The ecosystem's app store, the Firefox Marketplace, has some popular apps like Facebook, Twitter, Nokia's HERE maps service, Box cloud storage as well as games from EA Mobile and Disney Mobile Games.
The ZTE Open comes with a 3.5-inch screen with HVGA display. The smartphones is powered by a Cortex A5 processor, which is clocked at 1GHz. It has 256MB of RAM, and 512MB of internal storage enhanced with a 4GB microSD card that comes as part of the package. It sports a 3.2-megapixel rear camera. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, A-GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities. The ZTE Open packs in a 1,200mAh battery.
Connectivity options include 3G, GPRS and EDGE. It also comes with support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1. The ZTE Open also comes with GPS and A-GPS support.
The ZTE Open is not the only Firefox-running smartphone in the market right now. LG has now launched a new smartphone with the OS as well, titling it Fireweb.