Firefox smartphones to be launched in India in July, says Mozilla COO

Mozilla will launch a series of inexpensive Firefox OS smartphone models in the India market in July, with retail prices of up to US$50, according to company COO and Mozilla Taiwan CEO Gong Li. Mozilla initially launched Firefox smartphones in the Latin America and Europe markets in July 2013 and has sold about one million units, Gong said. Mozilla has been able to cooperate with only 1-2 mobile telecom carriers in each country in the two regional markets, but will instead cooperate with more than 10 retail chains in India, Gong indicated. Therefore, Mozilla expects better sales performance in the India market, Gong added.

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Mozilla inks pact with Intex & Spice to launch world’s cheapest smartphones

NEW DELHI: Firefox web browser maker Mozilla has tied up with handset makers Intex Technologies and Spice to introduce what could possibly be the world’s cheapest smartphones in a few months, but skeptics are worried about quality, which may not be good enough to make a dent in the surging Indian market. US-headquartered Mozilla has tied up with Chinese chipset maker Spreadtrum for these devices, which the company claims will cost around $25 (Rs 1,500), but the actual market price could be anywhere between Rs 1,800 and Rs 2,000 ..

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