First MediaTek powered Firefox OS smartphone comes to life in Europe


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The Firefox OS never really took off, but the platform is certainly popular among the developers in the audience. Today, the world’s first MediaTek powered Firefox OS smartphone was lauched, the Orange Klif.

Like other Firefox OS phones on the market, this one too is rather entry-level with its specifications. It has a 3.5-inch display with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution, and a 1.0GHz dual-core processor from MediaTek. The dual SIM phone has a single camera on the rear — 2 mega-pixel in resolution — and support for Bluetooth, WiFi and micro USB for connectivity besides network support for the 2100/1900/900/850 MHz bands on WCDMA and 1900/1800/900/850 MHz bands on GSM.

It runs Firefox OS 2.0, and according to GSM Insider, the phone is manufactured by none other than TCL of China. It’ll go on sale later this year in certain European and African countries, with pricing yet unspecified.

With Ubuntu powered phones due to hit the market very soon, do you think there still exists reason enough for Firefox OS phones? Let us know in the comments section below.

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