Spice has launched the first Firefox OS based smartphone, Spice Fire One Mi –FX1, in India priced at only 2,299 INR ($38). The FireFox OS based smartphones from Intex and Spice have been on the cards for some time now and will allegedly offer smoother user experience when compared to dirt cheap androids with analogous hardware.
Spice Fire One will target first time smartphone users switching from feature phones. The display is 3.5 inches in size with 480 X 320 pixel HVGA resolution. The modest phone will be powered by 1 GHz single core processor aided by unspecified RAM and internal storage.
Other features include 2.5 G connectivity, Dual SIM functionality, Bluetooth, WiFi, 1.3 MP rear camera and a 0.3 MP front camera for basic selfies. Firefox OS is Linux based operating system and runs HTML 5 based universal apps. By not using Native codes, users get to run all HTML 5 based apps on Firefox OS phones.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Prashant Bindal, Chief Executive Officer, Spice Mobility Ltd, said, “This is a step towards enabling the dreams of the small town masses of connecting with their aspirations through affordable smartphones. With the ultra-low cost Spice Fire One, we at Spice, aim to convert the feature phone users into smartphone users, thereby, aiding them with the power of internet. Our intentions are clearly to synthesize technology and style in our products and make them available at affordable prices. This partnership with Mozilla showcases our commitment to providing the best technological innovations first hand to our customers. This joint undertaking with Mozilla is a breakthrough in product offering and a brand new concept for smartphones.”
Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 will be available exclusively on snapdeal.com for a short period of time before hitting other major stores. Aircel is also offering 1 GB of free data for first three months to all Spice Fire One users.
|Model||Spice Fire One Mi – FX1|
|Display||3.5 Inch , HVGA, 480 X 320|
|Processor||1 GHz Single Core|
|Internal Storage||256 MB, expandable by 4 GB|
|Camera||1.3 MP/ VGA|