Mozilla reveals Firefox smartphone launch partners

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 25, 2013 8:32 AM EDT
BBC; By Jane Wakefield
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The not-for-profit organisation behind the Firefox web browser has announced handsets based on its operating system for mobile phones. In a press conference ahead of Mobile World Congress, Mozilla said that 18 operators including Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica, were signed up. The mobiles will go head to head with established software from Apple and Google's Android division. Mozilla described the Firefox OS as an "open alternative". Firefox phones are likely to be sold first in the developing world and Eastern Europe and will be at the cheaper end of the smartphone market, according to Jay Sullivan, vice president of products at Mozilla.

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