ZTE Open Firefox OS handset hits official eBay stores in US and UK

ZTE Open Firefox OS handset hits eBay stores in US and UK
Open for business in the US and UK

The ZTE Open handset, running Mozilla's new Firefox OS, is now available to buy in the US and the UK as an eBay exclusive.

The low-spec handset, which debuted in Spain last month, can be snapped up only on ZTE's official eBay stores on both sides of the Atlantic.

British-based smartphone fans seeking a taste of the newest operating system on the block will pay just £60 (including P&P), while their American cousins will pay $80 bones.

The Open is the first phone to boast the new HTML5-based software and arrives with a 3.5-inch 480 × 320 HVGA display a 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and an FM Radio.

Selling well

The handset is based on an 1.0GHz Cortex-A5 chip design with Qualcomm chips and also has a built-in A-GPS sensor

While, spec wise, the handset isn't even close to competing with the big guns, the expenditure is minimal for those who wish to have a nose around the browser-maker's new mobile offering.

Head on over to the eBay stores where there are limited qualities available, with 556 handsets sold in the UK and 402 sold in the US at the time of writing.

Via Engadget

Chris Smith

A technology journalist, writer and videographer of many magazines and websites including T3, Gadget Magazine and TechRadar.com. He specializes in applications for smartphones, tablets and handheld devices, with bylines also at The Guardian, WIRED, Trusted Reviews and Wareable. Chris is also the podcast host for The Liverpool Way. As well as tech and football, Chris is a pop-punk fan and enjoys the art of wrasslin'.