by December 6, 2013 0 comments

ZTE has clearly indicated that Firefox powered smartphones from the company will be making its way to Indian shores early next year. Speaking exclusively to PCQuest, Yuan Kang, vice president – Terminals, ZTE India talked about ZTE’s plan with Firefox running devices in India. “ZTE will be offering its Firefox operating system smartphones in India as early as first quarter of 2014.”

The company is one of the first set of handset manufacturers in the world to sell devices running on Mozilla’s first smartphone platform, ZTE Open. Alcatel is the second known brand with its OneTouch Fire model.

Talking further about ZTE Firefox plans in India Kang added that the company is currently in talks with operators to supplement the all-time internet requirement of Firefox powered devices aka Google Chromebooks. “We are speaking to operators in the country for data plans that will be bundled along with the device and talks should come into fruition after which we will be ready with our devices.”

Speaking about India specific plans for Firefox devices, Kang said that unlike current Firefox smartphones, ZTE is looking to bring big display i.e. 5 inch Firefox running handsets that is one of the best-selling variant in the market currently. “For India, we are looking at bigger display Firefox devices and not entry level sizes like the one on ZTE Open (3.5 inch).”

Come 2014, the smartphone market will be flooded with devices from cross platforms like Android, iOS, Firefox OS and some others like Tizen and Ubuntu Touch are expected to join in the ranks as well.

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