Deutsche Telekom pushes Firefox OS in Europe

Deutsche Telekom announced on Thursday that next week it will market a device with Firefox OS in Poland. The operator then said that they will launch it through its local subsidiary, the Alcatel One Touch Fire in Germany, Hungary and Greece.

Firefox OS in Europe

As expected, Firefox OS is installed on the European market, landing in Poland after its debut in Spain a week ago. This is T-Mobile, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, which will launch one of the first devices with the One Touch Fire produced by Alcatel, effective July 15. The unit should receive wide distribution, online and in 850 physical outlets.

Deutsche Telekom has also unveiled its future deployment plans. They will also launch Alcatel One Touch Fire in Hungary and Greece through its local brands (Magyar Telekom and Cosmote), as well as its home market, Germany, where it will be marketed under Congstar label.

The Alcatel One Touch Fire adopts a 3.5-inch touchscreen (320 x 480 pixels), powered by a Snapdragon S1 processor with 256 MB of RAM. It is compatible with 3G networks up to 7.2 Mb/s and features a 3.2 megapixel camera sensor, with a weight of 108 grams.

In early July, Firefox OS arrived in Spain, supported by another device, the ZTE Open, sold by the operator Telefonica Movistar at price of 69.30 euros in pre-paid, with 30 euros credit communications.

The operators concerned are delighted to say the value proposition of Firefox OS, which allows them to grow in the market for low-cost smartphones, capable of delivering applications and Internet access.

With is Firefox OS, this phone will include a Firefox Marketplace which already list a large number of HTML5 application, including gaming applications, and favorites such as Facebook, Twitter, Nokia HERE (mapping), etc..