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Apr 23, 2013

Firefox OS Phones Sell out in Hours

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The developer phone for the Firefox OS is here. Or it was, according to SlashGear it sold out in a couple of hours.

Who cares about another mobile OS? Well a couple of reasons. If you read the article you will see that the phone costs $119 or $195, unlocked. Internationally, that is a very attractive price for a smart phone. In addition, HTML5 and JavaScript based apps are the "native" platform for this OS. Thus, making the barrier to entry much lower than that of iOS or Android. NextWeb has more about the OS and phone launch here.

True success will depend on whether phone companies and developers can make money on these devices. Anyway, it will be interesting to see what happens.

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