All Eyes On Mozilla’s Firefox OS As It Launches In Latin America

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Firefox OS is Mozilla’s attempt to inject some open competition into the mobile space, which is pretty much a two-horse race at this point, with feature phones slowly losing more and more ground to smartphones based on Android and iOS. Mozilla’s mobile efforts make the move to a key market today, with the official Latin American debut of the Alcatel OneTouch Fire and ZTE Open.

The ZTE Open previously debuted through Movistar in Spain at the beginning of July and Movistar is behind bringing these two devices to Columbia and Venezuela. Pricing for both is at COP 199,900 outright in Columbia (roughly $100 U.S.), and at around $279  for the Alcatel, or $184 for the ZTE in Venezuela on a contract.

For those who haven’t been following, Firefox OS is a smartphone operating system based entirely on open web standards that Mozilla is positioning as a more open alternative for…

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