Published on February 27, 2013 4:00 PM

MWC 2013: Alcatel Releases A Firefox OS Smartphone, the One Touch Fire

Alcatel joins ZTE in support of Firefox OS

Before Mobile World Congress 2013 opened its doors on Monday, Mozilla announced the imminent release of its open source operating system, Firefox OS. Several brands have already shown interest, one of which is Alcatel, which presented the One Touch Fire.

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LG, ZTE, Sony and Alcatel will all be releasing Firefox smartphones, starting in emerging markets.

In addition to the One Touch Scribe HD and Touch Idol Ultra, Alcatel has the One Touch Fire on display, a little smartphone with a 3.5-inch display and astonishingly lightweight specs. It has a processor by Qualcomm—who will be equipping all the Firefox phones—clocked at 1 GHz with a mere 256 MB of RAM, a mere 3-Megapixel camera, a mere 1,400 mAh battery and a mere 512 MB of internal memory (expandable via microSD, thankfully).

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Firefox's search engine searches all the apps on the phone

Like all the Firefox phones that will be coming out this year, the Alcatel One Touch Fire is built with specs we haven't seen... in years. That seems to be the only way to fulfil Mozilla's promises of aggressively priced smartphones.

The One Touch Fire will be hitting a total of nine emerging markets this year, but Alcatel hasn't given any specifics about the UK market yet.
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