February 25, 2013

Smart Communications Inc. Philippines Partners with Mozilla to Launch Phones with Firefox OS

Smart Communications Inc. Philippines has partnered with Mozilla to introduce affordable Firefox OS (operating system) smartphones in the country. Firefox’s entry to the mobile phone market will bring customer experience to another level with lower cost barrier to ownership and more choices in terms of devices and mobile apps.

Smart became the first telco provider in the country that has committed to distribute mobile devices running Firefox OS that would allow carriers to tailor the phones’ interface and to develop services that address the specific needs of their customers.

Orlando Vea, chief wireless advisor of Smart, said in a statement that Filipinos will be among the first to enjoy Firefox OS devices.

“We’re excited to see Firefox OS in the market because this will help bridge the digital divide. Its HTML5-based technology will make available affordable mobile devices with an open mobile ecosystem. This is aligned with our inclusive vision of putting mobile Internet in the hands of every customer,” Vea stressed.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/business/2013/02/26/913081/smart-partners-mozilla-launch-phones-firefox-os