This, for a mere £69.99, is the ZTE Open C. You may remember how we played with the earlier version back in 2013, but this is the newer model which got shown off at Mobile World Congress this year.
Running the very latest version of the Firefox OS, it is now on sale on eBay US, UK, Germany and Global Buying Hub sites. The UK site shows it as retailing for £69.99, which is dangerously close to, “Shall I just pay a tiny bit more and get an Android-powered Moto G instead”-territory.
With a 4″ 480 x 800 pixel screen, the device has a 1.2GHz dual core CPU and a 3MP camera. The new version of Firefox brings added improvements including POP3 support, better MMS and Gallery functionality, advanced Bluetooth sharing and direct music access from the lock screen. Scrolling performance is now quicker too.
Other details include 4GB storage (plus a microSD card slot), 512MB RAM, WiFi, GPS and a 1400mAh battery.
ZTE Open C – The World’s First Smartphone with Latest Version of Firefox OS
Now Available on eBay
ZTE Open C featuring 4-inch screen, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and latest Firefox OS to deliver improved user experience and superior value to eBay users
8th May 2014, Shenzhen, China – ZTE today announced that Open C, the world’s first smartphone powered by the latest version of Firefox OS, is on sale on eBay US, UK, Germany and Global Buying Hub sites, delivering consumers globally with an improved user experience and superior value.
The ZTE Open C offers users a sleek intuitive design richly equipped with features including a 4-inch screen and a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor based on the A7 architecture. It is the first smartphone to ship with the latest version of Firefox OS, bringing performance improvements, enhanced messaging and multimedia capabilities to first time smartphone users at an affordable price. The ZTE Open C, priced at US$99.99, is now available to eBay users in the US, UK, Germany, Russia and more than 20 other European countries.
“We are excited to work together with Mozilla and eBay to offer the ZTE Open C to consumers globally, following our successful collaboration last year,” said Adam Zeng, CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices. “ZTE will continue to make a comprehensive range of innovative devices available to appeal to consumers who demand great user experience and performance, at different price points.”
In August 2013, ZTE and eBay collaborated to launch the ZTE Open, the world’s first smartphone powered by Firefox OS, directly to first time smartphone customers in markets around the world. The ZTE Open sold out only three days after launching.
Mozilla has provided information about the latest version of the Firefox OS on its website below: http://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2014/05/08/firefox-os-update-adds-new-features-including-dual-sim-support-and-enhancements-for-music-lovers-and-gamers
The latest version of Firefox OS offers many new features including: better email functionality with POP3 support, enhanced MMS capabilities, direct music player access from the lock screen or notifications bar, improved sorting of Gallery media to make it easier to find photos and advanced Bluetooth sharing to allow multiple files to be transferred simultaneously. Users can also now get to where they want to go faster with enhanced scrolling performance and system app (e.g. calendar, address book, camera) startup times.
“We are pleased that ZTE is delivering another Firefox OS device, building on the success of the ZTE Open,” said Dr. Li Gong, Mozilla Chief Operating Officer. “The ZTE Open C is an amazing experience for first time smartphone buyers.”
“We’re excited that ZTE has again decided on debut its OPEN C on eBay,” said John Lin, CEO of eBay Greater China, “eBay, with its 145 million active buyers around the world, is uniquely positioned to help Chinese brands such as ZTE reach global consumers directly and expand worldwide.”
ZTE Open C is now available on eBay:
In the US at – (http://item.ebay.com/291125433026)
In Germany at –
In the UK at – (http://item.ebay.co.uk/171301269724)
In Russia and many European countries at –