Mozilla today announced that a smartphone powered by its Firefox OS mobile operating system went on sale in India, one of the key markets that the company has targeted. The phone, dubbed Cloud FX, is made by Intex Technologies, an Indian manufacturer of mobile phones and other computer hardware products. It went on sale Monday for 1,999 rupees, or about $33, on the Snapdeal.com shopping website.
Slowly but surely, Mozilla is pushing its Firefox OS mobile operating system into new markets. Although the nonprofit had already discussed its approach for India, today it announced it will be launching its first smartphone in the region this week. The Cloud FX, developed by Intex Technologies, sports a 3.5-inch display, a 1GHz processor and a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera. The memory is expandable up to 4GB and it supports a dual-SIM setup, as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Mozilla has packed in various data monitoring features and several languages are supported out of the box, including Hindi and Tamil. It will be sold to consumers exclusively through Snapdeal.com.