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Mozilla to launch ‘low-cost’ Firefox OS powered smartphone in India, may be priced at ₹ 1500

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Mozilla has announced plans to launch low cost, Firefox OS powered smartphone in India, as reported by BBC. The phone may be priced at $25, which converts to approximately ₹ 1500.

Mozilla, in MWC Barcelona – 2014, had announced plans to launch low-cost smartphones in emerging markets. And considering the fact that India is one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the world, Mozilla aims to tap into this lucrative market.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the firm’s chief operating officer suggested the handsets, which will be manufactured by two Indian companies (supposedly Intex and Spice Mobiles), would retail at $25.

 Intex’s head of mobile business, Sanjay Kumar Kalirona said :

The platform will give us an edge in upgrading buyers from feature phones to smartphones while making it affordable for the mass market.

Mozilla, which is a not-for-profit foundation, also announced a deal with Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest mobile phone operator, to support Firefox OS devices.

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  • come on man come with good mobile not a cheap one. Mozilla OS mobile recent launched in India did not showed groundbreaking sales records, even after being the cheapest. It’s just like Tata Nano never sold as expected in this country.
    Keep price of mobile some where Rs 4000-6000 but should have good build quality, good call and signal reception quality as well as battery like 4000MAh or more. Otherwise what are you offering that other are not, except cheap price. Come with something different to attract users.
    Try to partner with some good brands also like Nokia (which is already doomed as of now), blackberry (which is going through hard time).

    If such companies (Nokia, Blackberry) names get akin to Mozilla Firefox OS PLUS the phone low cost, trust me it will rule the country since these brand still rules in heart of many millions in this country.