Announced yesterday at the Mobile World Congress, Mozilla will be releasing a low-end Firefox OS phone that costs just $25.
According to CNET, Mozilla will partner with a Chinese chip maker called Spreadtrum Communications to bring its Firefox OS to markets that can’t afford the $200 $300 smartphones that the big companies currently sell. “We’re working with them to break through the $50 barrier, which is a hard,” said Mozilla Chief Technology Officer Brendan Eich to CNET.
Being that these are low-end smart phones they will be much smaller with less power and screen resolution. Mozilla is trying to connect with countries that simply can’t afford the common expensive smartphone.