Skip to main content

MWC 2014: Alcatel OneTouch announces trio of Firefox OS smartphones, and Fire 7 tablet

Alcatel OneTouch is set to push Mozilla’s Firefox OS on a range of devices, announcing a trio of smartphones and a tablet at MWC 2014.

The Alcatel OneTouch Fire C is a budget handset, and the Fire E (pictured) and Fire S target the mid-range smartphone market. The tablet is the Fire 7, which as you can probably guess is a compact 7in slate. All have improved specs over first-generation Firefox OS hardware.

The Fire C has the most basic spec being the entry-level phone, with a 3.5in screen and a pocket-sized form factor. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, a VGA camera, and HSPA support for your mobile web surfing.

The Fire E and Fire S both offer a more stylish design with a brushed metal finish, and a 4.5in display with a resolution of 960 x 540. The Fire E has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with a 5-megpixel camera (and VGA front camera). The Fire S steps things up to a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, an 8-megapixel camera (with 2-megapixel front-facer), NFC and 4G LTE support.

The Fire 7 tablet also carries a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU powering a 7in 960 x 540-resolution display. The slate is 9.9mm thick and weighs 285 grams, with VGA cameras front and back. It’s certainly nice and light, but that resolution on a 7in tablet screen is a bit of a concern.

Dan Dery, Chief Marketing Officer for Alcatel OneTouch, commented: “As a launch partner for Firefox OS, we know that our customers love its simple user interface and smooth navigation. We see a great deal of opportunity to bring these benefits to more consumers on a greater variety of devices and we’re excited to be working so closely with Mozilla to make this a reality.”