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Spice Fire One Mi – FX1 Running On Firefox OS Officially Launched At Rs. 2299

From left to Right Dr. James Ho (Senior Director, Mobile Devices, Mozilla Corporation) and Mr. Prashant Bindal (CEO, Spice Mobility Limited)It appears that now Firefox OS is the flavour of the season for budget smartphones. Spice had announced India’s first Firefox OS powered smartphone, Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1, on 22nd August and today they have launched this device at an event in New Delhi. India is the first counry in Asia to get the smartphone running on Firefox OS. The Firefox OS is developed by Mozilla and is running successfully in 17 countries.

Spice-Fire-One-Black1Spice, one of the leading makers of feature and smartphones, is targetting Spice Fire One Mi-FX1 to those users who intend to switch from feature phone to smartphone.

Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1, carries a price tag of Rs. 2,299/-, and will be available exclusively on Snapdeal.com for a short period of time and will then be made available through major retail stores, Spice HotSpot stores and saholic.com. Spice has also partnered with Aircel for this device and is offering 1GB Free Data per month for a period of 3 months. Spice Fire One smartphone will be available in three colours – Orange, White and Black.

Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 is the first device powered completely by Web technologies and offers all that the users need – calls, messaging, email, camera and more. The 2G Dual sim enabled Spice Fire One is powered by a 1 GHz processor, 2.5 G connectivity, 3.5 inch capacitive touch screen, 1.3 MP primary camera and 0.3MP front camera.

Based on the open web, the phone has features like Adaptive App Search or the Single Window Search, which allows users to find all relevant information and apps available on the web together at a single click. It also supports several Indian languages like Hindi, Tamil and Bangla.This device also comes preloaded with social networking and instant messaging apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Connect A2.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Prashant Bindal, Chief Executive Officer, Spice Mobility Ltd, said, “This is a step towards enabling the dreams of the small town masses of connecting with their aspirations through affordable smartphones. With the ultra-low cost Spice Fire One, we at Spice, aim to convert the feature phone users into smartphone users, thereby, aiding them with the power of internet. Our intentions are clearly to synthesize technology and style in our products and make them available at affordable prices. This partnership with Mozilla showcases our commitment to providing the best technological innovations first hand to our customers. This joint undertaking with Mozilla is a breakthrough in product offering and a brand new concept for smartphones.”

Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1 will compete with Intex Cloud FX Smartphone, which also runs on Firefox OS, and which was launched four days ago at Rs. 1,999/-. The difference between Intex and Spice Firefox smartphones are negligible. For instance, Spice phone has front camera which Intex phone does not have. Spice has 1400mAh battery whereas Intex is packed with 1250mAh battery. Moreover, Spice phone comes with free Silicon cover and as pe the company, for all these advantages, the consumers would not mind shelling out Rs. 300/- more for buying Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1.

Key features of Spice Fire One Mi – FX 1:

  • 3,5 inch capacitive touch screen
  • Dual SIM (2G + 2G)
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 1.3MP rear camera
  • 0.3MP front camera
  • 1400 mAh battery
  • Free Silicon Cover
  • Wi-Fi & Edge Browsing
  • Single Window Search


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