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ZTE Open with Firefox OS to sell on eBay

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Aug 2013 14:59

ZTE Open with Firefox OS to sell on eBay ZTE has announced that it will begin selling unlocked versions of its Firefox OS-packing ZTE Open on eBay US and UK, starting soon.
The low-cost device has launched with Telefónica in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia, Soon the ZTE Open will now be available for the first time in Orange priced at $79.99 (£59.99) and will be unlocked to allow use on all mobile networks.

"It is great honor to launch the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone worldwide through eBay. ZTE is devoted to providing more options for customers globally and enabling them to live better lives via advanced technology," said Mr. Dai Wenhong, VP of ZTE Corporation.

"The ZTE Open offers customers a smartphone experience at an incredible price point, making it ideal for cost conscious consumers or those looking to upgrade to a smartphone for the first time."

The ZTE Open offers all the functions expected from a smartphone – calls, messaging, email, camera – plus additional experiences that people really want, such as built-in social integration with Facebook and Twitter, location-based services like Nokia HERE maps which include local transit and traffic information and much-loved features like the Firefox Web browser and the Firefox Marketplace.

Applications already available on the Firefox Marketplace include: eBay; Badoo; Terra; KAYAK; The Weather Channel; TMZ,; AOL; Wikipedia; CNNMoney; Huffington Post; TIME; Facebook; Airbnb; Time Out; Twitter and SoundCloud.

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