|[February 25, 2013]
ZTE Open - the World's First Firefox OS Smartphone
BARCELONA, Spain --(Business Wire)--
ZTE has launched ZTE Open, the world's first smartphone to run on
Mozilla's (News - Alert) Firefox OS open mobile ecosystem. Together with global
operator Telefónica, ZTE will first launch the ZTE Open in Spain,
Venezuela and Colombia in mid-2013.
The ZTE (News - Alert) Open is an entry-level smartphone ideal for young people who are
keen to experience the very latest technology, and people on limited
budgets looking to make the move from a feature phone to their first
smartphone. It features a 3.5-inch, HVGA TFT touchscreen display and has
256MB RAM and 512MB ROM combined with a 3.2MP camera. It supports
Bluetooth 2.1, WIFI 802.11b/g/n and AGPS and has a 1200mAH battery.
"ZTE continues to push the boundaries with the aim of bringing customers
the very latest that mobile technology has to offer," said Mr. He
Shiyou, ZTE EVP and Head of the Mobile Devices Division.
"ZTE has moved very quickly and has worked closely with us to develop a
robust Mozilla Firefox OS smartphone," said Brendan Eich, Co-founder and
CTO of Mozilla. "Firefox OS brings powerful open Web technologies to the
smartphone market, giving users more choice and more options that
reflect their lifestyle."
"Firefox OS is a major milestone for our industry, bringing true open
standards to mobile for the first time," said Marieta del Rivero, Group
Devices Director, Telefónica (News - Alert). "We expect that the combination of
accessible cost and a rich, open and dynamic smartphone experience will
make th ZTE Open very attractive for our customers, especially young
people, in these key Telefónica markets."
Mozilla's Firefox OS is HTML5-based and completely open source so ZTE
Open users will be able to run Web apps and view their favourite
websites without losing any of the features they love. This includes
dynamic content and unique features such as more personalised search
Mozilla's Firefox OS is free from restrictions. It provides a high-speed
open standards platform perfect for developers looking to create
HTML5-based websites and apps. Developers will be able to distribute
their apps through the Firefox Marketplace.
The ZTE Open is on display at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona at
Stand 3C64/3C74, Hall 3.
ZTE is the 4th biggest manufacturer of handsets in the world according
to IDC (News - Alert), a leading provider of global ICT market research and advisory
Key specifications of the ZTE Open
Mozilla Firefox OS
Size: 114 x 62 x 12.5mm
3.5inch, HVGA.TFT, One Point touch + Gesture Captive (two point
Memory: 512MB Rom +256MB RAM
Bluetooth 2.1, accelerometer, ambient light sensor
GPS, with AGPS, WIFI 802.11b/g/n
3.2M FF Camera
About ZTE Mobile Devices
ZTE is the No. 4 mobile handset manufacturer in the world according to
global industry analyst IDC. ZTE produces a complete range of mobile
devices including mobile phones, tablets, mobile broadband modems and
hotspots, and family desktop integration terminals.
ZTE has partnered with over 230 major carriers and distributors in more
than 160 countries and regions around the world, and has strategic
partnerships with 47 of the global top 50 carriers. In 2011, ZTE applied
for more international patents than any other company in the world.
ZTE has focused on the smartphone market in recent years and the ZTE
Grand series, including the Grand S which debuted at CES (News - Alert) 2013 and the
Grand Memo which debuted at MWC 2013, highlights ZTE's transformation
into a high-end flagship smartphone producer and opens a new era for ZTE
as a major global handset brand.
ZTE Mobile devices is a division of ZTE, the global telecommunications
equipment, networks and mobile devices company headquartered in
Shenzhen, China and with a combined 2011 turnover of over $13.7 billion
and over 30,000 employees. ZTE is a publicly traded company listed on
the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges. www.ztedevices.com
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