Mozilla launches its new $170 dual-core developer phone, the Flame

Mozilla has launched its new developer device for Firefox OS, and it's not exactly a flagship. Mozilla says that its new 'Flame' handset is "a milestone in Firefox OS device releases", but its spec sheet puts it roughly on par with many new entry-level devices recently announced by manufacturers on other platforms. 

For $170 USD (€127 EUR / £102 GBP), including worldwide shipping, you'll get a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage (with a microSD slot for cards up to 32GB) and a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480px) display. There's also a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front-camera. 

Additionally, the Flame includes proximity and ambient light sensors, an accelerometer, A-GPS, FM radio, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and a rear camera flash; the device does not support 4G LTE connectivity. 

While this may be "a new milestone" for Firefox OS, it's old news for other platforms that are currently offering far more advanced handsets with far more developed software; Firefox OS clearly has some way to go. 

Source: Mozilla via SlashGear | image via Mozilla

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