New Smartphone for the Developing World

Mozilla, famously known for its Firefox browser, has partnered with Chinese low cost chip-maker Speadtrum to create a smartphone aimed at the developing world.

The device will run apps and make use of mobile internet, yet will not have as high a price tag as other models.

Mozilla hopes that it will capture a lead in a market that is currently being targeted by current mobile device manufacturers who see the developing world as an area for massive growth.

In a statement, Speadtrum said: "These solutions expand the global accessibility of open web smartphones to first-time and entry-level smartphone buyers by reducing the time and cost required for handset makers to bring these devices to market."

More announcements similar to this are likely to be announced over the next couple of days at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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