Thursday 24 October 2013

First LG Firefox OS smartphone ‘Fireweb’ is official

The first LG Firefox OS smartphone is here and it is called Fireweb. Now available on telecom operator Telefónica Vivo in Brazil, LG Fireweb has been priced at 449 BRL ($207). It will also be released in three more Latin American countries Peru, Uruguay and Mexico in the coming days.

LG Fireweb features a 4-inch HVGA display, 1GHz single-core processor, 5MP rear camera, 2GB of storage, microSD card slot and 1540 mAh battery. It also comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB port and 3.5mm audio jack.

“We built Firefox OS as part of Mozilla’s mission to put the power of the Web in people’s hands and offer the best Web experience possible. We’re happy to see Firefox OS gain momentum with partners launching new devices in new markets and developers around the world being inspired to innovate,” Mozilla COO Jay Sullivan said in a statement.

In related news, Vivo has also released another Firefox OS smartphone on its network in Brazil and it is from Alcatel. Dubbed as Alcatel Onetouch Fire, it features 3.5 inch display, 3.2 megapixel camera, 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 3G and 2 GB memory card.

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