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ZTE reveals it will launch a Firefox OS phone at MWC

Along with the ZTE Grand Memo
Wed Jan 30 2013, 10:45
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CHINESE PHONE MAKER ZTE has revealed that it will launch its first smartphone running the Firefox mobile operating system (OS) at Mobile World Congress (MWC), along with the ZTE Grand Memo.

The INQUIRER received an invitation this morning to the firm's MWC press conference, which will take place on 25 February at 4pm. While most other phone makers keep quiet about what we can expect from upcoming launches, ZTE has told us exactly what it will be unveiling.

The invitation reads, "ZTE would like to invite you to the announcement of two major new mobile devices at MWC 2013."

It continues, "To whet your appetite - the hashtags for the announcements will be: #ZTEGrandMemo, #ZTEMozilla," announcing what the firm will be unveiling in Barcelona in a few weeks.

Of course, it didn't tell us any more about the upcoming handsets, but we can expect the firm's Firefox mobile OS phone to be an affordable device aimed at emerging markets.

A bit more is known about the ZTE Grand Memo, as it made a surprise appearance at an event in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Reuters reports that the device will be an 8mm thick 5.7in smartphone, complete with a quad-core 1.7GHz processor, Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system and a 13MP rear-facing camera.

We'll be at ZTE's MWC press conference, so check back then for all the details. µ

 

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