With a cost of Rs 2299 attached to it, the reasonably priced Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 is the second Firefox OS smartphone to be revealed for India. So we may be exaggerating when we say that Mozilla’s very own mobile OS is soon expected to kick Android in the teeth, but in terms of letting manufacturers build cheap phones, Firefox OS is the only other rival to Google’s offering for now.
Before the Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 emerged, some details about the Intex Cloud FX running on the aforementioned OS were unveiled in June and the release date was supposed to fall in early August. But we’re almost at the end of the month and the said device is yet to be made available for sale. On the other hand, the Spice phone has been given a definite launch day of August 29.
The specifications sported by the Fire One smartphone are pretty basic and it’s mostly the Firefox OS which is the showstopper here. The mobile OS is built around the emerging HTML5 web standard and there’s heavy focus on the internet. You see the problem here, don’t you? Just think about the fact that you’ll probably be limping along on slow data speeds since the handset in question only supports 2G.
Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 handset specs at a glance:
– 3.5-inch 320 x 480p capacitive display
– Firefox OS
– Dual SIM slots
– 1GHz processor
– 2MP rear camera, 1.3MP webcam
– 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity
The Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 will hit online retailer Snapdeal for the price we’ve mentioned above on August 29. Saholic, retail outlets as well as Spice HotSpot stores will start selling the smartphone at a later date. We’re still awaiting information on its RAM, storage, battery power and so on.