The partnership between eBay and ZTE is not new, both companies have also released ZTE Open in UK and US the same way and now they have expanded the tie-up for the Indian market.
“We are delighted to provide Indian consumers access to the ZTE Open, a popular smartphone which is a great option for first-time smart phone users. This was exclusively available on eBay in the U.S. and the U.K., and is now available in India,” Alok Agarwal, Director – Marketing, eBay India told The Hindu in a statement.
The ZTE Open is being offered though an eBay.in seller however Mozilla and ZTE will be handling the marketing for the device in the country.
— eBay India (@ebayindia) October 25, 2013
Originally released in July this year, ZTE Open features a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 1GHz QualcommMSM7225A single core processor, 256MB of RAM and 1200 mAh battery. Clearly, the specifications are no match to the entry-level Android smartphones available for the similar pricing in the country. Mozilla and other Firefox OS smartphone have a long way to go and may be in the future Firefox OS might turn out a decent alternative to Android.
ZTE Open key specifications
- Firefox OS
- Size: 114 x 62 x 12.5mm
- 3.5inch, HVGA.TFT, One Point touch + Gesture Captive (two point option) screen
- Memory: 512MB ROM, 256MB of RAM
- Bluetooth 2.1, accelerometer, ambient light sensor
- GPS, with AGPS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
- 2MP fixed focus camera
- Battery: 1200mAH
- CPU: Qualcomm MSM7225A 1.0Ghz
- UMTS 850/1900 or UMTS900/2100
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)