ZTE debuts latest Firefox OS mobile device on eBay

ZTE has announced that it will begin selling its latest Firefox OS handset through eBay. The ZTE Open C is a device targeted at first time smartphone users and will be the first commercial device released with the latest version of the Firefox mobile OS. The ZTE Open C will feature a 4” display, 1.2GHz A7 dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB’s of memory, and a 3MP camera.

The Firefox OS 1.3 update will bring a wealth of new features to the fledgling mobile platform. While most of these features are device dependent the updated Firefox OS will support:

  • Dual-SIM
  • Continuous autofocus and flash
  • Gallery app updated with performance enhancements and better content arrangement. The Gallery app will display dates taken, file types, and file sizes.
  • Access to music controls in the notifications tray and the lock screen.
  • FM radio app can be played through phone’s speakers
  • Email notifications and POP3 support
  • MMS messaging support to email address
  • Multiple Bluetooth file transfer support

A complete list of new features and improvements is available on the Firefox OS website.

The ZTE Open C is available now via eBay for the U.S., U.K., Germany, Russia, and other European countries. The Open C will be priced at $99.99 and will be sold exclusively through eBay.

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i dig this, can i order it online, cuz i live in bulgaria and stuff like this usually gets here last

i have an android thats twice as powerful as this, but im bored of commercial devices

Lord Method Man said,
Until 15 minutes from now when no one uses WhatsApp and has moved on to whatever the next idiotic viral social application of the week is.

WhatsApp is here to stay.

Aokromes said,
Still no whatsapp, a failure phone for most of world XD
Without WhatsApp or WeChat, it is a certain failure for most of the civilized world.

Don't see the point at £70 anyway you can pickup cheaper smartphones running android new with allot better spec's.

Won't sell that well unless the price is dropped to around £50 mark.

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/pay-as-you-go/deal-finder

Filter down to under £80. 2 pages worth on there.

Oh and if you have had a sim card and top up regular they give you crap loads of money off. My aunt just got the Galaxy game for £30 new on pay as you go just because she had been on a network over 6 months and topped up.

Even some of the phones that are like £100 - £150 turn out to be like £60ish with the upgrade discount described above.

The best thing is it don't even have to be your own phone you just walk into the store give them your phone number (of phone you had more than 6 months and topped up) they check if its all ok and when they say yes you get the phone at discount price. You can just use a friends phone number or something. Other than putting your phone number in there are no checks. All they do is send a msg to that number saying thanks for upgrading. Every 6 months you can get another upgrade cheap.

This phone really has no chance.

And which of those phones are the ones with better specs? Most of the phones seem to have very similar specs to the ZTE. The Huawei Ascend Y300 has a 1GHz dual-core, 4GB storage, and 512MB of RAM. The Sony Xperia E is similar except it only has a single core. The Lumia 520 is one of the better phones as it has 8GB of storage and WP actually can run well with 512MB (supposedly). However I really don't see the "allot better spec's" you were talking about.

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