| |Firefox OS will be cheaper than Android
Times of India
The first device with Firefox OS will cost less than $100 (Rs 5,500). This was revealed by Matthew Key, the Chief Operating Officer of Telefonica, a telecom operator which will be using Mozilla's upcoming mobile operating system. He also revealed that Brazil will be the first country to receive the device, which will arrive before March 2013 and will be manufactured by Alcatel and ZTE. Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, and Telenor (Uninor in India) have said that they will render support to it. Since the apps will run on the cloud, the devices running Firefox OS will not need expensive hardware, thereby lowering the price of the smartphone without affecting its features.