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Deal: £60 ZTE Open Firefox OS smartphone

You can currently only buy the ZTE Open, the world's first smartphone based on Firefox OS, from the company's outlet on eBay. It costs £60 and comes with 60 Nectar points and free delivery. The handset was unveiled at MWC earlier this year and we attended the event back then.

The hardware is not meant to be spectacular and it is indeed very much lightweight. It uses a Spreadtrum SoC based on the Cortex-A5 architecture and clocked at 1GHz. The OS is meant to run far faster even on entry level hardware.

The rest of the configuration include a 3.2-megapixel camera, a 3.5in display with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution, 256MB of RAM and a very distinctive orange chassis. Firefox OS will allow developers to build apps powered by open web standards that will allow apps to access native apps.

We're still puzzled though as to why the ZTE Open doesn't retail for less than £50 which is roughly what I'd expect an Android smartphone with this specification to sell for. Check out ZTE Open Firefox OS phone: Hands-on photos & specs here.

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