After Spice Fire One and Intex Cloud FX, Alcatel has launched its Firefox operating system powered OneTouch Fire C smartphone in India for Rs. 1,990. It was first unveiled to the world during MWC 2014 featuring a 3.5-inch HVGA LCD screen, 1GHz single-core processor, dual-SIM card slots and a 1.3-megapixels camera. The device will be available exclusively through Flipkart.
Alcatel Onetouch Fire C Specifications
- 3.5-inch TFT display, HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) resolution, capacitive touchscreen
- Firefox OS 1.3, Firefox Marketplace for apps
- 1GHz Spreadtrum 6821 processor, 128MB RAM
- 256MB ROM with microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- 1.3MP primary rear-facing camera
- 2G EDGE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and microUSB v2.0 port
- 1,000 mAh battery, 62 x 112.2 mm
“As a launch partner for Firefox OS, we know that our customers love its simple user interface and smooth navigation. We see a great deal of opportunity to bring these benefits to more consumers on a greater variety of devices at most affordable price and we are sure of success as it’s an“innovative product selling on Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce platform.” explained Praveen Valecha (Regional Director, APAC BU India for Alcatel Onetouch) during the launch of the Alcatel Onetouch Fire C.
The Alcatel Onetouch Fire C is a very basic smartphone with dual-SIM connectivity through EDGE networks. It comes with apps like Facebook, Twitter, File Manager pre-installed and the Firefox Marketplace to download more apps. A lot of functionality in Firefox OS depends on the presence of internet connectivity.
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