Intex was first to launch a Firefox smartphone in India which wasn’t impressive because of the multiple factors such as poor battery life.. Now, here comes the second attempt to launch Firefox OS smartphone but this time it is Alcatel. The company has launched Alcatel OneTouch Fire C smartphone in India for Rs 1,990. This is perhaps going to be the next affordable smartphone to be available for Indian customers. Partnering with Mozilla Corporation who is the lead developer of the Firefox OS, Alcatel is targeting customers who are still with featured mobile phones and can’t afford even the cheapest Android smartphone. This was the vision of Firefox OS itself which came into the light last year when first prototype was presented. Alcatel was also among the first manufacturer to manufacture the prototype.
The all new OneTouch Fire C will be available exclusively via the Flipkart shopping portal and going to compete in the entry level section of Indian market.
Alcatel OneTouch Fire C Details
It features 1GHz processor, 3.5 inch of touch screen and 1.3MP primary camera on the back. In the price range it’s being launched, 3.5 inch screen is pretty big and it can surely attract consumers.
It will run on Firefox operating system which has designed pretty impressively. Users can easily find common apps like Facebook, Twitter, etc and can be accessed via the 3G data internet or even the Wi-Fi. Yes the device supports 3G cellular data and Wi-Fi.
The phone comes with a neat design providing overall a simple look to the device. The previous smartphone being launched by Intex also featured identical design. You can find a home button at front with speaker on top and display in between while rear part comprise of camera, loudspeaker and Firefox OS branding at the bottom.
Firefox browser is native in there and can be used to surf the web on the go but it’s going to support only the mobile mode comfortably. With 1GHz CPU inside, 512MB of Ram and 4GB of internal storage are also bundled together while the storage can be expanded up to 32GB. It even got accelerometer and proximity sensors within.
The connectivity features include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB port is there within to transfer content at higher speed. Stereo FM radio is also within while it even got GPS to help you track your current position.
With 1300mAh battery within OneTouch Fire C will be available in Orange, Black and White color options while these colors are only changeable at the back as front is always white.
The price section that Firefox has chosen is really good as it isn’t diluted for right now. Let’s see how this second Firefox smartphone performs in the market.