Firefox OS Smartphone, ZTE Open C, Is Now Available on eBay

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If you have been holding out for an inexpensive smartphone running the latest version of Firefox OS, then today is your lucky day. You’ll find the ZTE Open C on eBay, and you’ll likely be pleased to hear that the price is a jaw-droppingly reasonable $99. With its 4″ screen and dual-core Qualcomm processor, this phone is affordable for everyone.

Last August, ZTE and eBay collaborated to offer the ZTE Open, “the world’s first smartphone powered by Firefox OS, directly to first time smartphone customers in markets around the world. The ZTE Open sold out only three days after launching.”

You can read more about the latest Firefox OS here.

The latest version of Firefox OS offers many new features including: better email functionality with POP3 support, enhanced MMS capabilities, direct music player access from the lock screen or notifications bar, improved sorting of Gallery media to make it easier to find photos and advanced Bluetooth sharing to allow multiple files to be transferred simultaneously. Users can also now get to where they want to go faster with enhanced scrolling performance and system app (e.g. calendar, address book, camera) startup times.

ZTE Open C Features:
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • 4″ display
  • 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm processor
  • Access to Firefox Marketplace
  • HSPA+ (up to 21 Mpbs)

You can get the ZTE Open C only on eBay:

In the US :

In Germany:

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In Russia and many European countries:

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Are you going to get a Z Open C? If so, what do you think is the most attractive thing about it?

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