According to MTN South Africa, it has become the first operator in Africa to release a Firefox OS-based smartphone. The device launched by the telecom operator is the Alcatel OneTouch Fire E smartphone, which will run the latest version of the Firefox operating system.
According to MTN, the Fire E features a 4.5-inch 960×540 display as well as a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor. The device also features 512MBs of RAM and 4GBs of expandable storage. To add to the features, the Fire E also packs in 5MP main camera and a VGA-quality front-facing camera.
Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer of MTN South Africa stated that: “Having a smartphone based on the Firefox operating system means we can deliver numerous unique product innovations. For example, the phone can be easily set up for four of the 11 official languages, namely English, Afrikaans, isiZulu and Xhosa. MTN will incorporate other languages in future versions of the phone. This means that our customers can choose the language they are most comfortable with and get a more naturally appealing connected experience.”