Spice today became the first Indian smartphone vendor to launch a Firefox OS smartphone in the country. The company has released Fire One Mi-FX 1 smartphone, which will retail for just INR 2,299. Apart from Spice, Intex is also expected to release Firefox OS smartphones.
“With the ultra-low cost Spice Fire One, we at Spice, aim to convert the feature phone users into smartphone users, thereby, aiding them with the power of internet. Our intentions are clearly to synthesize technology and style in our products and make them available at affordable prices. This partnership with Mozilla showcases our commitment to providing the best technological innovations first hand to our customers,” said Prashant Bindal, Chief Executive Officer, Spice Mobility Ltd.
On the specifications front, Spice Fire One features dual-SIM support, 1GHz single-core processor, 3.5-inch HVGA display and 1.3MP rear camera. The phone also packs 0.3MP front camera, Edge support and Wi-Fi. The phone will come pre-loaded with Facebook, Twitter and Connect A2 applications. As was earlier stated, the phone runs on Firefox OS and packs Marketplace, which can be used to download more applications.
To remind you, Firefox OS is an initiative from Mozilla, which aims to bring the best of the web to mass market. You can read more about Firefox OS at its website.
The Spice Fire One will first go on sale at Snapdeal.com staring August 29., which will have a limited time exclusivity, following which it will be released in open market.
Note: The report has been updated with new camera details