After hearing various thing on the development of Firefox OS it finally has a release date in mind, the OS will debut on the inexpensive ZTE Open July 2nd with a cost of 69€ including 30€ airtime credit; that’s a lot cheaper than any low end Android handset on the market.
As for the device itself, it isn’t anything special but will suit the light user fine, it’s specifications are:
- Display: 320 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches (~165 ppi pixel density)
- CPU: 1.0 GHz Cortex A5
- Memory: 256 MB
- Storage 512 MB with included 4gb MicroSD
- Camera: 3.2 MP
- Battery: 1200 mAh
Despite not being a gigantic landmark in terms of hardware it does make a significant landmark on the mobile world especially as it will add more competition to a world dominated by iOS, Android and Blackberry. It will also bring the power of HTML 5 apps to the real world, which is exciting for because of the amount of developers it will bring in from the Web, converging mobile and web development. Overall its a very similar platform to Googles own Chrome OS, except it is a more open platform.
For more information on Firefox OS visit here.