Are You Ready For The First Firefox OS Smartphone? You Can Buy It On EBay

August 13, 2013  |  

Seems like every week there is an announcement about new smartphone. Smartphone maker ZTE announced it will soon sell Mozilla’s first Firefox OS smartphone on eBay–they just haven’t said when.

The ZTE Open went on sale last month in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia. It will now be sold in the U.S. for $79.99, reports The Los Angeles Times. The phone will be sold unlocked and will be able to work with all cellular networks, according to the Chinese manufacturer. It has  a 3.5-inch-screen smartphone with a single-core 1GHz processor.

“Firefox OS is a new operating system developed by Mozilla, the maker of the popular Firefox Web browser. Mozilla says it is releasing the new platform as a way to give consumers more choices besides Apple and Google,” reports the newspaper.

The smartphone market is a saturated one, with new iPhone devices coming in a few weeks, Samsung taking top spots in sales, and brands like HTC and BlackBerry, which is now up for sale, struggling to get a share.

“The ZTE Open offers customers a smartphone experience at an incredible price point, making it ideal for cost-conscious consumers or those looking to upgrade to a smartphone for the first time,” Dai Wenhong, ZTE vice president, said in a statement. So that sounds like it’s proposed niche. Will it work?

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