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Tried the ZTE Open: First commercial “smartphone” with Firefox OS

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Simple, ideal as input device and with a free and open system. This is the first device with Firefox OS, the ZTE Open, which is available at a price of 69 euros.

ZTE Open

Based on HTML 5, Firefox OS is destined to be an alternative to the current rulers of the iOS and Android market. Specifically, the new operating system can be especially interesting Mozilla for installation in midrange devices focused on developing countries.

The ZTE Open is the ‘ideal’ for those looking to make the leap to “smartphones”. It’s not as complicated as other devices. All the normal functions are downloaded to the phone and applications, which can make the terminal price is cheaper than other devices, although it has not as many applications as in other stores. WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging service is not available at the moment.

It features a 3.5 inch, HVGA TFT touchscreen and 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM, plus a 3.2 megapixel camera. It also includes 4GB microSD card. As for software, the ZTE Open offers all the possibilities of a “smartphone”, such as messaging, email, calendar, FM radio, camera with built-in filters, location services through Nokia Maps and possibility to browse Internet via Firefox.

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