Italy is the latest European country to gain access to smartphones running a mobile version of Mozilla’s Firefox operating system.
The country will be the seventh in Europe where Firefox smartphones are available, when Telecom Italia launches Alcatel’s OneTouch Fire on Friday. The device features a 3.5-inch display, 3.2-megapixel camera, and 2-GB microSD card, and will retail for €79.90.
“TIM is the first mobile carrier in Italy and one of the first in the world to adopt Firefox OS,” Telecom Italia chief Marco Patuano says, adding. “Take-up of HTML5-based solutions will be a major driver of innovation among telcos, and this offers an opportunity to develop a new ecosystem.”
Firefox-powered smartphones are already available in Germany, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Lithuania, and Greece, from Deutsche Telekom and Telenor.