ZTE announced earlier to bring its first Firefox OS phone this month on the ZTE store on eBay in the U.S. and UK. But it has released a global version of the phone, which is already available from Telefónica in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia. The smartphone cost $79.99 (£59.99) and comes in orange color. And, guess what? It’s unlocked; which means users are allowed to use the phone on any network.
ZTE will be selling the smartphone globally over eBay in order to capture the worldwide market without partnering with any carrier. The Firefox OS platform lets the customers use standard smartphone apps, including messaging and e-mail, and includes access to applications through the Firefox Marketplace.
Mr. Dai Wenhong, The Vice President of ZTE said, “It is great honor to launch the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone worldwide through eBay. ZTE is devoted to providing more options for customers globally and enabling them to live better lives via advanced technology. The ZTE Open offers customers a smartphone experience at an incredible price point, making it ideal for cost conscious consumers or those looking to upgrade to a smartphone for the first time.”
Here is some expected specs for the device:
- Size: 114 x 62 x 12.5mm 3.5inch,
- HVGA.TFT, One Point touch + Gesture Captive (two point option) screen
- Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon ARM processor (single-core 1 GHz)
- Memory: 512MB Rom +256MB RAM
- Bluetooth 2.1, accelerometer, ambient light sensor
- GPS, with AGPS
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
- 3.2M FF Camera
- Battery: 1200mAH
ZTE didn’t say when exactly the handset will be available on its e-commerce site.