Alcatel has launched the One Touch Fire smartphone running Mozilla’s Firefox OS at Mobile World Congress this week.
It claims to be the first manufacturer to launch a smartphone running the Firefox OS, clashing with claims from ZTE which is also calling a first on its newly launched ZTE Open Firefox powered smartphone.
The Alcatel One Touch Fire is an entry-level device which comes with 3.5'' HVGA touchscreen display, a 1 GHz processor inside, 256MB of RAM and 512MB of internal memory, and a micro SD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
The Alcatel One Touch Fire has a 3.2MP camera on the back, Wi-Fi connectivity, AGPS, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 1,400 mAh battery inside. The phone offers support for GSM Quadband, 3G data and Stereo FM. It is set to arrive on shelves in June this year, with pricing yet to be revealed.
The manufacturer is also showcasing Alcatel's new One Touch Scribe range at MWC this year. The five inch phablet comes with Android Jelly Bean and a touch pen, in a range of colours that include Flash Red, Fresh Blue, Pure White and Flash Yellow.
It has a 5-inch WVGA screen, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, magnetic cover and oil resistant screen.
The higher end One Touch Scribe HD has 3G connectivity, a 5 inch 720p screen, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor and that MagicFlip magnetic cover.
Also on board are an 8MP camera, front facing HD camera and Android 4.2 and a Dragontail glass display.
Prices have yet to be announced but are expected to be in the affordable range. The Easy has a launch date of March, with the Scribe HD is set to be launched in April.