ZTE sells about 100,000 Firefox OS phones, new model coming in 2014

The ZTE Open is an entry-level smartphone with a relatively slow processor, low-resolution display, and not a lot of storage. But it has one thing going for it: It’s one of the first phones to ship with Firefox OS.

ZTE officials say the company has sold about 100,000 units so far. While that’s not a lot of money compared with the top iPhone or Android phone sales figures, ZTE is happy enough with the way things are going to commit to launching a second Firefox OS phone in 2014.

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Firefox OS is an operating system designed to run web apps written using HTML5, JavaScript, and other web technologies.

According to TechHive (and IDG News) the next ZTE phone to run Mozilla’s operating system will feature larger screen, a dual-core processor, and other improvements. But it’s still expected to be a low-cost device.

For now, the company will continue to sell the ZTE Open, an $80 phone with a 3.5 inch, 320 x 480 pixel display, a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A5 single-core processor, 256MB of RAM and 512MB of storage plus a microSD card slot and 3MP camera.

  • https://www.facebook.com/justin.c.reback Justin

    Good for them. Probably a decent phone to have as a backup if your primary smartphone breaks.

  • Cal Rankin

    can’t argue when you make phones that cheap.