Telefónica Is Releasing The First Firefox OS Phone Called The ZTE Open For $90 Tomorrow

Posted Jul 1, 2013

Telefónica has sent out a tweet that the ZTE Open powered by the Firefox mobile operating system will be arriving in Spain tomorrow for a cost of ?69, which is $90 when converted.  That is $30 less than the developer version of the phone.  The ?69 price also includes ?30 ($39) of airtime for prepaid customers.  Telefónica is going to be launching the ZTE Open in Colombia and Venezuela in the next few weeks.

The ZTE Open has a 3.5″ HVGA display, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.  Movistar is also including a 4GB microSD card.  The Open has an FM radio, camera app with filters, Nokia HERE maps, and the Firefox web browser built-in.

?The launch of Firefox OS marks an incredibly exciting time for the mobile industry. Firefox OS powers the first smartphones built entirely on Web technologies and will stimulate an inspiring new wave of innovation for the Web,? stated Mozilla Chief Operating Officer Jay Sullivan.

?We believe that smartphones need to be more open and that the web is the platform for making this possible. Consumers should not be locked to any one system but have the choice to consume the content they want and the flexibility to be able to take it with them when they change devices. This first open web device marks a significant milestone in making this possible. This is just the beginning as we plan to bring a wide range of Firefox OS devices to our customers,? added Luis Miguel Gilpérez, the CEO of Telefónica España.