Mozilla just made their first Firefox OS handset available for pre-order

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Yesterday, open-source giant Mozilla made the Flame, the first handset developed exclusively for Firefox OS, available for pre-order.

The Flame is a mid-range smartphone, and is available for pre-order at everbuying.com, with a shipping date of around four weeks. The phone itself should rack up about R1 900, excluding shipping to South Africa.

The mid-range phone, and its OS, are developed with emerging markets in mind which justifies the price tag. For your money you get a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon processor, 8GB internal storage and anything between 256MB and 1GB of RAM. The difference in memory is “adjustable by developer” according to Mozilla.

The Flame also sports a 4.5-inch display, as well as a 1,800 mAh battery to keep it’s fires burning. In terms of camera size, it has a 5 megapixel camera at the back, and a 2 megapixel selfie machine at the front.

All in all a rather decent mid-range phone, considering that it’s Mozilla’s first venture into the world of hardware, and it should be interesting to see how developers respond to the Flame.

As always, we’ll keep you posted.

Source: The Next Web

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