Spice Unveils Spice Fire One – Mi FX1, the Affordable Firefox OS smartphone at ₹2,229
By on August 29th, 2014

As announced last week, Spice Retail Limited today unveiled its first Firefox OS powered smartphone in partnership with Mozilla Foundation, the Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1. Targeting feature phone users switching to smartphones, the device supports Indian languages such as Hindi, Tamil, and Bangla.

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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. This partnership with Mozilla showcases our commitment to providing the best technological innovations first hand to our customers. This joint undertaking with Mozilla is a breakthrough in product offering and a brand new concept for smartphones.

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

This Firefox OS smartphone is powered completely by Web technologies and offers all that the users need – calls, messaging, email, camera and more. The 2G Dual SIM enabled Spice Fire One packs in a 1GHz processor, 2.5 G connectivity, 8.89 cm HVGA capacitive touch screen, and 1.3MP primary camera as well as a VGA front camera. There’s a decent 1400mAh battery as well.

Based on the open web, the phone has unique features like Adaptive App Search or the Single Window Search that allows users to find all relevant information and apps available on the Web together at a single click. The device comes preloaded with social networking and instant messaging apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Connect A2.

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The Spice Fire One smartphone will be available in three colors – Orange, White, and Black. The phone will be made available exclusively through Snapdeal.com for initial period, and comes along with 1 GB free data plan per month from Aircel f-or 3 months. There’s also a free silicon pouch thrown in the box, to make it a value-for-money bundle at an aggressive price of ₹2,229.

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
  • Battery: 1400 mAh
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Author: Abhishek Baxi
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