Firefox OS smartphones went on sale in Senegal and Madagascar. Klif, first Firefox OS device is exclusive to French telecom operator Orange. The Alcatel Onetouch’s device is extremely budget friendly low-end sports 3G+ with connectivity speeds of up to 21 Mbps, 3.5″ HVGA display, Dual Core MediaTek CPU coupled with 512MB RAM and 2MP camera powered by 1400 mAh battery. It is by no means contender to Android and Apple’s Flagship. It runs highly optimised Firefox OS aimed for seamless web browsing experiences.
“We are pleased to partner with Orange to bring the mobile Web to users in a substantial number of new growth markets across Africa and the Middle East, I am also thrilled to see how the imminent arrival of Firefox OS has created excitement in the local Mozilla communities.” said Mozilla CTO, Andreas Gal.
They are trying to get devices in the hands of people who’ve never owned any type of smartphone. The main idea with this 3G smartphone is to get more people online in places where they previously couldn’t. After the announcement from Mozilla and Orange back in Mobile World Conference 2015 in February, Africa is their main focus. It makes strong sense to make affordable devices available in markets like Africa where the potential is huge and could bring significant growth.
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