Chinese manufacturer ZTE has signed an exclusive deal with eBay to stock its Open C smartphone.
The device, powered by Firefox OS, will go on sale in the UK, USA, Germany and twenty other European countries. It is now available to pre-order for eBay users priced at £69.99.
The move follows a similar collaboration between the two companies for the ZTE Open in August 2013, the world’s first smartphone powered by Firefox.
Users will benefit from a 4-inch touchscreen and 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The latest version of Firefox OS boasts new features including POP3 supported email, enhanced MMS capabilities and direct music player access.
ZTE Mobile Devices CEO, Adam Zeng, said: ‘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. 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.’
Chief operating officer, Dr Li Gong, added: ‘We are pleased that ZTE is delivering another Firefox OS device, building on the success of the ZTE Open. The ZTE Open C is an amazing experience for first time smartphone buyers.’