Mozilla has announced the launch of its first Cloud FX Firefox OS Smartphone this week, in India. Developed by Intex Technologies, Cloud FX comes with dual-SIM capabilities, a 1.0 GHz processor and expandable memory of up to 4GB along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. It supports Hindi and Tamil languages.
“It is exciting to see the Intex Cloud FX now available as the first Firefox OS device in India and Asia. The positive consumer feedback from other markets tells us that people like the unique user experience and openness we’re building with Firefox OS. With support from Intex, Firefox OS smartphones in the ultra-low-cost category will redefine the entry-level smartphone and create strong momentum in Asia,” said Dr. Li Gong, President of Mozilla.
It’s another feature includes built-in functionality for users to monitor and control their data usage. The device is expected to be available through Snapdeal.com.
“The launch of India’s first Firefox OS smartphone by Intex and at such a lucrative price point, exclusively on Snapdeal.com, is very exciting, given the enablement it will provide to current feature phone users to upgrade to a high quality smart phone. We are sure to see a very positive response from our customers,” said Kunal Bahl, Co-Founder & CEO, Snapdeal.com.
Back in June, the company confirmed the partnership with Mobile Handset business, Intex, to launch this OS smartphone Cloud FX at a price between Rs 1,800 and Rs 2,000. It also said that the device will come with 3.5-inch screen & 2.0 MP camera.
“The launch of Intex Cloud FX marks the beginning of a new era of the Indian smartphone market and Intex is proud to be the first Indian company to understand and deliver on market needs. With the launch of Intex Cloud FX, we aim to enable the masses to get smartphone experience at the cost of a feature phone. We are delighted to partner with Snapdeal.com, the partnership allows us to offer the smartphone pan-India at a revolutionary cost,” said Keshav Bansal, Director, Marketing, Intex Technologies.
Earlier, Mozilla had made partnerships with 22 mobile operators including Telefonica , Deutsche Telekom, China Unicom and SingTel, to propel the Firefox OS on mobile phones worldwide. California-head quartered, software community, Mozilla is known for hosting the web browser Firefox and provides a variety of security measures. Till date, it had raised two rounds of investment and secured a total capital of USD 2.30 million.
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