Firefox OS hits the market tomorrow

ZTE open announcement

Mozilla has announced that the first Firefox OS phone, the ZTE Open is coming out for general availability tomorrow, July 2.

The ZTE Open will feature a single-core Qualcomm MSM7225A processor, 3.5″ HVGA (480 x 320) screen, GPS, accelerometer, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, 3.2MP back camera and FM radio.

Given this specs, the phone, as well as Firefox OS are initially aiming to users who not currently have a smartphone and want to jump to the mobile web at a low cost. At €69, including a 4GB SD card and €30 in Movistar credit, the Open is very well positioned for this market.

ZTE open As for applications, Firefox OS comes with a capable email client that includes Exchange support, a must for corporate users, a fancy media player, Nokia’s HERE Maps, calendar, a nice usage meter, as well as a dialer, an SMS app and Mozilla Marketplace where you can get additional apps including Facebook, Twitter and many others.

If you want to try Firefox OS today, get the Firefox OS simulator from Mozilla Add-ons.

Deutsche Telecom, another Mozilla partner for Firefox OS will follow shortly with the Alcatel One Touch Fire. Stay tuned.