LG unveils Fireweb, its first Firefox OS based smartphone
LG unveils its first Firefox OS based smartphone, the LG Fireweb. The smartphone launched on Wednesday in Brazil will arrive via its local carrier, Telefonica. The telecom carrier also announced that the device will soon be launched in Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.
The LG Fireweb has a 4 inch HVGA (320×480) TFT touchscreen, 3G Qualcomm processor clocked at 1GHz and includes 4GB of inbuilt storage with a microSD card slot. It also sports a 5 megapixel rear auto focus camera with LED flash and packs a 1540mAh battery.
COO of Mozilla, Jay Sullivan said, “We built Firefox OS as part of Mozilla’s mission to put the power of the Web in people’s hands and offer the best Web experience possible. We’re happy to see Firefox OS gain momentum with partners launching new devices in new markets and developers around the world being inspired to innovate. Our partnership with Telefonica Vivo demonstrates the rich, new experiences offered on Firefox OS by combining the best global and local content with LG’s elegant new device experience.”
Vivo Brazil is selling the Fireweb for $449 BRL ($207 US) off contract, or $129 BRL ($59 US) to regular subscribers. The LG Fireweb will be an entry-level smartphone for newcomers.
- 4-inch HVGA (320×480) TFT touch screen
- 1GHz Qualcomm processor
- 4GB of internal storage
- 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash
- 1540mAh battery
- 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro USB and 3.5mm audio jack
- Firefox OS