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MWC 13: ZTE Unveils Firefox Phone & 5.7 Inch Smartphone

ZTEChinese mobile powerhouse ZTE is one of the top mobile phone makers in the world, but its name is unknown to most customers outside China. This might change soon, as ZTE is one of the companies that jumped on the Firefox OS bandwagon, launching ZTE Open, one of the first Firefox OS-based smartphones. It also revealed the enormous Grand Memo. The ZTE Open is an entry-level device aimed mainly at emerging markets. It sports a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3.2-megapixel camera and supports Bluetooth, A-GPS and Wi-Fi. Its distinctive quality, though, is its operating system: Firefox OS, which doesn’t have native apps besides HTML5 ones. Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich claims the goal behind Firefox OS was to make the mobile OS “open and available to everyone.” Telefonica, we’ve heard, is also supporting Firefox OS.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.