Flame, The Firefox OS Phone, Is On Pre-order Today

By 04:06 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 Comments

Mozilla has a mission: deliver a smartphone experience on bottom dollar devices so that people all over the world will be able to afford them.

Although the Flame phone isn't exactly the cheapest handset out there (cue the Moto E), it still retails for a low $170, which will be music to the ears of developers and anyone who wants to try out Mozilla's mobile OS.

Flame is a “reference device”, meaning that it was created with the development community in mind. Mozilla worked closely with T2Mobile in creating the phone, which offers developers a means of configuring the Random-Access Memory (RAM) of the handset using the phone's software so they can emulate a variety of Firefox Operating System (OS) devices that will be released throughout the coming year.

T2Mobile will also be charged with rolling out the software updates of Firefox OS, and even offer you a means of trying out different release channels, so that you can even install nightly builds correct from your device.

So spec wise, what does you $170 net you? A decent mid-range smartphone: a dual-core 1.2Giga Hertz (GHz) processor, 1GB Random-Access Memory (RAM) (that can be clocked from 256mb-1GB), a 4.5” display with 854 x 480 resolution, a 5MP capturing camera with a 2MP selfie unit, 8GB internal storage space with a microSD card slot, dual SIM support, and an 1800mAh battery.

If you're interested in purchasing one of these poor boys, then you'll need to wait about four weeks from when it ships. The phone will ship for free anywhere in the world (unless you live in Japan).




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