Firefox OS Smartphone Orange Klif Released In African Markets

Fire OS Smartphone Orange Klif Released In African Markets

Firefox OS smartphones are now shipping in Africa with the 3G Orange Klif. French mobile carrier Orange S.A and Mozilla are releasing the smartphone in Senegal and Madagascar for what equals $40.

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“We are pleased to partner with Orange to bring the mobile Web to users in a substantial number of new growth markets across Africa and the Middle East,” said Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal. “I’m also thrilled to see how the imminent arrival of Firefox OS has created excitement in the local Mozilla communities.”

“It’s our pleasure to continue to work closely with Alcatel OneTouch on developing more Firefox OS devices that put the power of the Web in people’s hands,” said Mozilla President Dr. Ling Gong.

“We are happy to see Alcatel OneTouch team up with Orange and MediaTek to provide more options to the ecosystem because the expansion of this open ecosystem enables all manufacturers and operators to create more customized and unique user experiences.”

The Orange Klif comes with a 3.5″ HVGA screen and 2 mega pixel camera. The handset has about 810 hours of standby on a 1300mAh battery. The Orange Klif is looking at a release that will also hit Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, and other markets in Africa.

Mozilla’s push into the African market started with their partnership with carrier MTN which saw the Firefox OS on Alcatel’s OneTouch Fire E. The partnership with MTN was announced in April, but the Orange Klif marks the first team of Mozilla and Orange in the market.

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