ZTE's Firefox smartphone will be sold on eBay in the US and the UK

An amazingly cheap 3G smartphone powered by Mozilla's new Firefox operating system, the ZTE Open has been taking the budget smartphone by surprise, now arriving on eBay as well.
Codrut Nistor,

ZTE Open is a budget smartphone that runs Mozilla's Firefox OS and it has been already released in Colombia, Spain and Venezuela. Unfortunately, it is not available in the US or the UK yet, but this is going to change really soon, making the ZTE Open the first Firefox OS-driven device to enter the US market.

Being only available in a "Firefox orange" color, the ZTE Open has the following specifications:

  • CPU: 1 GHz Cortex-A5
  • Display: 3.5-inch with 480 x 320 resolution, one point touch with two point option (Gesture Captive)
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Camera: 3.15 MP rear camera
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1
  • Battery: 1,200 mAh

Additional features include GPS (with A-GPS), accelerometer and ambient light sensor.

This budget smartphone will be priced at only $79.99, unlocked and off contract. Orders via ZTE's eBay page should go live this Friday, so keep an eye on it - this product will only be sold online in the US and the UK. If you're looking for a backup phone for you or even a cheap yet attractive handset for your child, then ZTE Open is a great choice.


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Codrut Nistor, 2013-08-12 (Update: 2013-08-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.