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Mozilla Joins Telefónica To Bring Out HMTL5 Smartphone

Mozilla today declared that they have teamed up with Telefónica to deliver an Open Web Device platform for the Boot to Gecko project. Telefónica is a carrier renowned for its worldwide presence, with the focus behind this venture to deliver a low cost smartphone.

According to the companies this new platform will let various phone functions such as messaging, calling and also browsing to be created as the HTML5 apps as well as operate in an environment which is Firefox browser based, reported PC World.

Developers have aready started using the HTML5 for mobile apps, and the advantage behind using web technology in the creation of apps allows for them to look and feel like native apps apps, however, they can be more easily ported to more than a number of mobile phone platforms.

Meanwhile, Mozilla as well as Telefónica has plans for enabling HTML5 applications to access different core phone APIs.

Director of product development and innovation at Telefónica Digital, Carlos Domingo, stated that, "With new open Web devices we will be able to offer a smartphone experience at the right price point for these customers."

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