BANGALORE: Mozilla is reportedly planning on launching a Smartphone costing as low as $25 for the Indian markets according to the inputs on the Wall Street journal. The company has announced a tie-up with the Indian OEMs like the Intex and Spice to bring its Firefox OS phones, reports Times Of India.
Mozilla will work with the Chinese chipset manufacturer Spreadtrum, to develop the chipsets which will cost low and let the handset manufacturers to keep the price of the Smartphone cheap. There is no word on the specifications of the phone as yet, but the company says the phone will be available in India sometime this year.
"Intex is excited to announce its association with Mozilla which will enable us to develop unparalleled smart devices on the latest Firefox OS platform”, said Mr. Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Business Head, Mobile, Intex Technologies."The platform will give us an edge in upgrading buyers from feature phones to Smartphones while making it affordable for the mass market. This will propel our devices to be much more than a way to use the web, but take the engagement further and develop the web as a mobile platform."
“With a $25 price tag, there is no price gap between a smartphone and a feature phone. This attractive price point would help motivate feature phone users to switch to smartphones," said Gong Li, The Chief Operating Officer of Mozilla to Wall Street Journal.