Firefox OS is starting to go global. Last month the first smartphones running Mozilla’s open source operating system launched in parts of Europe. Now you can pick one up in Colombia and Venezula as well.
Brazilians will also have a chance to buy a Firefox OS devices by the end of the year.
Wireless carrier Telefonica started offering two Firefox OS handsets in Spain in July, and now the carrier has announced it’s expanding to Latin America.
The company will offer the same two phones that are already available elsewhere, the Alcatel OneTouch Fire and ZTE Open.
These are entry-level phones with pretty basic specs, which explains why they’ll sell for around $100 to pre-paid customers, or half of that for customers that sign a 12-month service contract.
Both phones have 1 GHz processors, 3.5 inch, 480 x 320 pixel displays, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a 3.2Mp rear camera.
While Firefox OS can run on higher-end hardware, it’s designed to support low cost devices like these phones, so despite the rather basic specs, the phones should be reasonably responsive.