Mozilla Launches "Orange Klif" - A Firefox OS Smartphone In Madagascar And Senegal

Orange Klif
Orange Klif

Mozilla partnered with Orange telecom and officially launches Orange Klif, a smartphone running the open source Firefox OS in Madagascar And Senegal.

Mozilla has officially launched smartphones running with their open source Firefox OS in Africa. Mozilla collaborated with the French telecom operator, Orange, to launch Orange Klif in Senegal and Madagascar. The Orange Klif is 3G, dual SIM smartphone that features a 2 MP Camera, 3.5 inch HVGA display, dual core 1 GHz MediaTek CPU, 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM and Micro SD support up to 32 GB. The phone will run on Firefox OS 2.0 and will have 1300mAh battery.

We are pleased to partner with Orange to bring the mobile Web to users in a substantial number of new growth markets across Africa and the Middle East.

I'm also thrilled to see how the imminent arrival of Firefox OS has created excitement in the local Mozilla communities.

- Andreas Gal, CTO of Mozilla.

A Mozilla says that the main idea with this 3G smartphone is to get more people online in places where they previously could not. Mozilla's Firefox OS smartphones are not meant to stand up against iPhones or flagship Android devices. Mozilla is trying to get devices in the hands of people who have never owned any type of smartphone - a potential market that is by all accounts massive and could bring significant growth.

During Mobile World Congress, Mozilla announced that it would be making Africa a major focus for their smartphone initiative and will expand to Spain and the Middle East in the future. Earlier this spring Mozilla started shipping phones in South Africa and plans to continue its international push in the months ahead.

Here is the full specification for Orange Klif

DIMENSIONS 112.2 x 62 x 11.9mm
DISPLAY 3.5" HVGA (320x480), TFT 252K color display
Capacitive screen
1 point touch with gesture
CONNECTIVITY  3G+. HSPA+ , 21/5.76Mbps.
Dual Core 1.0Ghz.
CAMERA 2 Mpxl photos, filters, Zoom (x4), LED Flash
Micro SD up to 32GB.
BATTERY 1300mAh Hard Pack
Standby time: 380 hrs(2G); 286 hrs(3G)
Talk time: 7.1 hrs(2G); 6.2 hrs(3G)
Charging time: 3.3 hrs
OTHERS G-sensor, Dual SIM (4022D), Handsfree, FM Radio,
Pre-embedded apps
OS Firefox OS, v2.0

Source: Mozilla Blog

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