Spice and Mozilla to launch India’s First Firefox Smartphone, Spice Fire One, Next Week
By on August 22nd, 2014

Spice Retail Limited has announced that the company will launch the country’s first Firefox OS-powered smartphone, Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1, on August 29.

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Priced at an affordable at ₹2,299, the affordable smartphone is targeted at nearly 90 percent of the feature phone users looking to switch to smartphones. Spice Fire One features an intuitive user interface especially for the first-time smartphone user. Based on the open web, the phone has unique features like Adaptive App Search or the Single Window Search, allowing users to find all relevant information and apps available on the Web together at a single click. This device also supports several Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil, and Bangla.

This is a step towards enabling the dreams of the small town masses of connecting with their aspirations through affordable smartphones. With the ultra-low cost Spice Fire One, we at Spice, aim to convert the feature phone users into smartphone users, thereby, aiding them with the power of internet. Our intentions are clearly to synthesize technology and style in our products and make them available at affordable prices.

- Prashant Bindal, Chief Executive Officer, Spice Mobility Ltd.

The 2G Dual SIM smartphone is powered by a 1 GHz processor, 2.5 G connectivity, 8.89 cm HVGA capacitive touch screen, and features a 1.3-megapixel primary camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera. There’s only little we know of the product at the moment, and we expect more detailed specifications to emerge at the launch.

Just one year after the first Firefox OS device launched, Firefox OS smartphone is now available in 17 countries across Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our partnership with SPICE will be an exciting Firefox OS launch in India. Having one more strong partner as SPICE, we are confident that Firefox OS devices will realize a whole new category of smartphones with affordable price. Furthermore, we can ensure every user to enjoy the power of Web.

- Dr. Li Gong, President, Mozilla Corporation

The Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 will be available exclusively on snapdeal.com for a short period of time and will then be made available through major retail stores, Spice HotSpot stores, and saholic.com. Apart from the very low pricing, there’s a free silicon cover also thrown in the box.

Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 Specifications

  • Operating System: Firefox OS
  • Display: 8.89 HVGA capacitive touch screen
  • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
  • Camera: 1.3MP rear camera | 0.3MP front camera
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Author: Abhishek Baxi
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