Mozilla has announced that it will launch its first Firefox OS smartphone in India this week, the handset has been developed by Intex and it is called the Cloud FX.
The Intex Cloud FX comes with a 1GHz processor and expandable memory of up to 4GB of RAM, the handset also comes with Bluetooth, WiFi and a dual SIM card slot.
“It is exciting to see the Intex Cloud FX now available as the first Firefox OS device in India and Asia. The positive consumer feedback from other markets tells us that people like the unique user experience and openness we’re building with Firefox OS. With support from Intex, Firefox OS smartphones in the ultra-low-cost category will redefine the entry-level smartphone and create strong momentum in Asia,” said Dr. Li Gong, President of Mozilla.
“The launch of Intex Cloud FX marks the beginning of a new era of the Indian smartphone market and Intex is proud to be the first Indian company to understand and deliver on market needs. With the launch of Intex Cloud FX, we aim to enable the masses to get smartphone experience at the cost of a feature phone. We are delighted to partner with Snapdeal.com, the partnership allows us to offer the smartphone pan-India at a revolutionary cost,” said Keshav Bansal, Director, Marketing, Intex Technologies.
The new Mozilla Firefox OS smartphone will be sold though Snapdeal in India, and it is expected to retail for under 2000 Rs, which is around $33 US dollars.