First Phone with Firefox OS 1.3 Hits Ebay Priced at $100

Status
Not open for further replies.

alextheblue

Distinguished
Apr 3, 2001
3,078
106
20,970
2
Smart move using HERE services. As for the rest? It's got to compete with entry-level Lumia models, which means it's got stiff competition. I'd be curious to see how it performs with games, using WebGL or similar. Not that everyone uses their phone for such things.
 

wurkfur

Distinguished
Dec 27, 2011
336
0
18,860
45
I have a better idea. Why does't Mozilla go have a strong word with itself after all the Brendan Eich turmoil. People should be able to think and believe what they want to believe without fear. That's what America was founded upon, but the current political regime doesn't support. Eat junk food , I'll use another alternative and there are plenty of options.


Masked bad language amended courtesy of Saga Lout. Keep it clean please, folks.
 

T-Bag

Reputable
May 4, 2014
125
0
4,710
16
Still has a long way to go and has every possibility to get rejected because of the Android and iOS frenzy all over the world.
 

Darkk

Distinguished
Oct 6, 2003
615
0
18,980
0
I can understand why Mozilla went with so so spec'd hardware to see what the market will react with the new OS. Why dump alot of money on hardware if it's gonna be a flop. It doesn't make sense to invest the entire company on a single product to see if it'll either be a success or failure. Especially in today's economy.
 

Haravikk

Honorable
Sep 14, 2013
317
0
10,790
1
100$ for those specs is a very attractive price, makes it a great phone for light users like your senior relatives and emerging markets.
Agreed, if this had been available last year when I bought my Android phone, I'd have snapped it up in an instant. Not that I'm particularly unhappy with my Android phone, but for the price these specs are actually very good; their aim is clearly not to compete with the firmly established high-end phones just yet, and it's the smart move, as a good value mid-range phone should help them carve a niche before they expand.
 

rantoc

Distinguished
Dec 17, 2009
1,859
0
19,780
0
The right time to introduce a new OS is now, android been out long and have a big market share enough to get some nasty attention (malware) and apple have lost its touch. On the desktop-side MS have forsaken its users for their miniscule market-share on the phones / pads.

So yeah, the right time is now!
 

warezme

Distinguished
Dec 18, 2006
2,406
27
19,840
20
I don't see anything wrong with those specs and I have an HTC One. I mean do we really need a quad core processor for normal phone functions? Not really.
 

belardo

Splendid
Nov 23, 2008
3,534
0
22,790
2
Brendan Eich was kicked out by the employees of Mozilla. He was more than anti-gay (so what bigotry is slowly dying out), he was pro-active in sticking his dick into other people's lives.

About this phone. I guess there is a market for it... we'll see. Afterall, Blackberry is dying, Nokia is barely hanging on in that THEY are also selling Android phones... I just don't see many people going out to buy this when they can get a MotoG for $100 as well.

Look at HTC and Motorola having a tough time selling their excellent phones against Samsung and Apple. LG is doing pretty good and growing... SONY is there somewhere. There are other Android phones at around the same price with the same specs.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

ASK THE COMMUNITY