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Mozilla Flame smartphone is finally shipping

Mozilla Flame Firefox OS smartphone for developers
Mozilla Flame
This 4.5-inch smartphone for Firefox OS developers with adjustable memory is now on its way to the developers who pre-ordered it but can still be purchased by those interested for $170 USD (including free shipping).

Mozilla's Firefox OS still struggles to gain a noticeable share of the market, but it may have a chance to do that in the years to come. Sales of high-end devices are no longer as strong as in the last years and now mid-range and low-end devices fuel the growth of the market. The Flame smartphone was announced back in late May and now is already "on its way to developers who either are Mozillians, bought them or have created apps for it."

This handset is the result of Mozilla's partnership with a company called Thundersoft and was designed for the Firefox OS community of developers and contributors with the goal to keep the price as low as possible while offering a high quality reference device at the same time. The most attractive feature of the Mozilla Flame is the adjustable memory option that allows its users to emulate various different devices for testing purposes.

According to Mozilla, Thundersoft "will provide the Flame with updates to each new major version of Firefox OS and a simple mechanism for switching between different release channels; offering Nightly builds that will keep you at the forefront of Firefox OS development."

The Flame supports two SIM cards and be purchased right away from EverBuying, unlocked, for $170 USD, including free shipping.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-15 (Update: 2021-05-18)