Spice Retail Ltd today launched the country’s first Firefox OS powered smartphone, Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 at price of Rs 2,299, targeting feature phone users, who want to switch to smartphones.
Prashant Bindal, Chief Executive Officer, Spice Mobility Ltd, said, “This is a step towards enabling the dreams of the small town masses of connecting with their aspirations through affordable smartphones. With the ultra-low cost Spice Fire One, we at Spice, aim to convert the feature phone users into smartphone users, thereby, aiding them with the power of internet. Our intentions are clearly to synthesize technology and style in our products and make them available at affordable prices. This partnership with Mozilla showcases our commitment to providing the best technological innovations first hand to our customers. This joint undertaking with Mozilla is a breakthrough in product offering and a brand new concept for smartphones.”
Spice’s Firefox OS smartphone is the first device powered completely by Web technologies and offers calls, messaging, email and camera, apart from other features.
Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 specifications
- 3.5-inch (320 x 480 pixels) HVGA capacitive touch screen
- Dual SIM (2G + 2G)
- 1 GHz Processor
- 2MP rear camera
- 1.3MP front-facing camera
- 2G (EDGE), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Based on the open web, the phone has unique features like Adaptive App Search or the Single Window Search, as the company has termed it, allows users to find all relevant information and apps available on the web together at a single click.
The device also supports several Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil and Bangla. It also comes preloaded with social networking and instant messaging apps like Facebook, Twitter and Connect A2.
The smartphone will be available exclusively on snapdeal.com for a short period of time and will then be made available through major retail stores, Spice HotSpot stores and online.
Source: The Economic Times