Mozilla launched its inaugural smartphone with the Mozilla Firefox OS in
late August. It was launched in India and it cost only $33.
It is retailing as the Intex Cloud FX and is a partnership between Mozilla and Intex Technologies. The phone has 4GB memory capacity and Bluetooth. It supports Hindi and Tamil and is available only on snapdeal.com.
Intex director of marketing Keshav Bensal said, "With the launch of Intex Cloud FX, we aim to enable the masses to get smartphone experience at the cost of a feature phone."
India has the third-highest number of smartphone sales on the planet after U.S. and China. This cost effective phone model is expected to accelerate India's position to the top of the global smartphone market.
Mozilla is not the only one that is aspiring to get a key share of the lower-end of the Indian smartphone market. Google is gearing to entering the space too with its Android One program that will bring an Android device in India for less than $100. This mobile phone will have a 4.5 inch screen, dual-SIM, FM radio and Android OS.