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Firefox OS dies off

Way back in 2013 (was it really that long?!) we got our first look at the ZTE Open, a smartphone running on a whole new operating system from Mozilla – Firefox OS. Today, just four years later, the entire connected devices division have been laid off and the …

Amazon Fire 7 down to £39 at Tesco

The sun is out, the sky is blue.. Time for another great gadget deal! This time it’s from Tesco and it’s the 7″ Amazon Fire tablet. It’s now reduced to a pretty unbelievable £39 and you can get it in black, blue or magenta. There’s free delivery or …

Firefox OS now a dead duck on smartphones

Well, that went well didn’t it? The Firefox OS looks to be getting killed off on smartphones. It’s just days since they were promoting the fact that you can develop for it easily. Sadly the OS, like many contenders in the mobile space, was just no match for …

MWC – An evening with Mozilla and Firefox OS

Picture the scene, on top of a great big hill in the sun Mozilla unveiled the latest devices to run Firefox OS and amazingly one of them was a Smart TV made by Panasonic, yes a television running a Web based OS. They did have five new phones …

MWC – Orange launches the Klif in Africa and the Middle East.

Today Orange have announced the launch of the Klif handset in Africa and the Middle East along side an all inclusive mobile bundle and content portal. Starting at €35, the Orange Kilf deal includes the phone with a bundled data, voice and text message package. As an example Orange …

Geeksphone Revolution is now available from Amazon

Firefox OS, oh how I yearn to try you out on a mid range device from a Spanish company on a device that will dual boot Android. A few weeks ago we mentioned the launch of the dual booting Geeksphone Revolution. At that point you could only order …

And now for something completely different

I’ve fancied a change for a while now, something totally different, a change of OS, a change of apps, processes, gestures, hardware and even size. I don’t know what’s happened to me, my normal daily setup of a Nokia Lumia 1020 and a Nexus 5 just isn’t doing …

The dual OS Geeksphone Revolution is now available to order

Firefox OS hasn’t really made much of an impact since its appearance the other year, yet that doesn’t stop me being intrigued by it. Geeksphone the Spanish phone manufacturer have pushed out several models now all running Firefox OS and with their latest model they seem to have …

ZTE Open will be sold on E-Bay in the USA and Europe

This morning on their company news page ZTE announced the ZTE Open will be sold on E-Bay in the USA and Europe. Dr. Li Gong, Mozilla Senior VP of Mobile Devices stated; “Mozilla is dedicated to moving the Web forward as a platform for innovation and building products that …

Once again I just can’t make my mind up

In the olden days picking a new mobile phone was easy. I used to grab the Argos catalogue and flick through until I found a reasonably priced phone and then I’d buy it. Done. Simple. Fast forward a few years decades and the list of specifications, manufacturers, software …

Increasing network interest in alternative OS’s

The momentum of the ‘alternative operating systems’ is slowly but steadily increasing. Today David Powell, Telstra’s general manager of Device Experience posted an entry on their company blog entitled Mobile operating systems of the future. Im this blog he says In recent months, we have been working with …

The Geeksphone Peak+ is now up for pre-order

Firefox OS is something that is intriguing and yet a little worrying at the same time. Intriguing as I like new and different devices, worrying due to loss of investment if I did buy one. Geeksphone were basically the first manufacturer to release a Firefox device to the …

Geeksphone announce the Peak+

A few months ago the first Firefox OS mobile became available. They were the Keon and the Peak. In response to the community Geeksphone have decided to release another model with a higher spec, the Peak+ After the success achieved by Keon and Peak Firefox OS Developer Preview …

It’s not just a text editor, it’s a Firefox OS text editor

I’ve just read the email about this and have instantly transported back to 2003, when someone developed a text editor app for Microsoft Smartphone 2002 and we all thought that it was the most amazing … thing…..ever. Now the new Firefox OS (which you lovely Coolsmartphone readers will …

Geeksphone Firefox phone on sale today

Geeksphone is a Spanish company that is pioneering Firefox OS smartphones, and today is the momentous day that they finally go on sale. The Keon, priced at 91 Euros and the Peak at 149 Euros (both excluding VAT), are the first of their kind, so are for the …

Geeksphone announce Firefox OS phones will be available from next week

If, like me, you’ve been following Firefox OS with great interest since the platform was officially unveiled in the summer of last year (and further demonstrated at Mobile World Congress this year), then I’ve got some good news for you. Geeksphone, who appear to be the first to start …

MWC – Firefox OS, a full demo

The Android OS is represented this year by just a few guys in Android outfits. They’re running around and generally hugging random strangers. I always find that a little weird, because without the suits you’d be batting them away with a spade. The OS itself is, of course, …

MWC – ZTE Open hands-on

Following our earlier story we now have more details and (of course) up-close hands-on shots of the Firefox-powered ZTE Open. It’s to be launched across Spain, Venezuela and Colombia in “mid-2013″ and, although the specs aren’t something you’d perhaps get excited about it’s intentionally aimed at those switching …