After launch of Firefox OS Phone across Europe and Latin America, Firefox OS powered phones will soon be available to all, thanks to online shopping site eBay. ZTE announced that they will soon start shipping Firefox phones, initially in US and UK starting 79.99 USD and 59.99 GBP respectively. The devices shipped through eBay are open market devices and they are not optimized for specific networks.
Both Mozilla and ZTE are excited that soon early adopters and developers around the globe will be able to order their first Firefox OS phone through online. The first device to be available online is ZTE Open in Orange.
Dr. Li Gong, Mozilla Senior VP of Mobile Devices said, “Mozilla is dedicated to moving the Web forward as a platform for innovation and building products that people love. We are pleased that now we will put the full power of the Web in even more people’s hands. With a great potential user base, we know that even more developers around the world will create their apps with new APIs to stimulate an inspiring new wave of innovation.”
Wenhong Dai, VP of ZTE Corporation said, “It is great honor to be a partner with Mozilla and launch Firefox OS smartphones ZTE Open to worldwide markets. As a well-known mobile manufacturer, ZTE is devoted to bring convenience and options to global consumers via advanced technology. It is strongly believed that this phone will bring fresh smartphone experience to users and attract more developers to learn Firefox OS and Web apps.”