The Alcatel One Touch Fire will be one of the first commercially available phones running Firefox OS, and it has gained its own official page on the company’s website, confirming the device is coming soon. The little phone was announced at Mobile World Congress, but Alcatel has been quiet on its release since then.
Its arrival on the site comes with a complete spec list. The One Touch Fire will be viewed as a very basic device by many people, but that is the point of the Firefox OS, which offers an easy to use interface and HTML 5 apps. The screen measures 3.5-inches, and has a resolution of 480×320, while the device is powered by a 1GHz processor with 256MB of RAM.
That’s a low-end Android smartphone spec, and it continues with the 3.2 megapixel camera, VGA video capture, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, an FM radio and 3G connectivity. There’s a mere 512MB of internal memory, but a 32GB memory card can be popped into the microSD card slot. The One Touch Fire will be available in orange, white and green, while the battery should return nearly 7 hours of 2G talktime.
Mozilla and its various network partners see Firefox OS as an alternative to Android, and are counting on its simple appeal and the low cost hardware to make it a success. Alcatel has said the One Touch Fire will go on sale in the summer in Europe and Latin America, although exact regions haven’t been confirmed. The price is also unknown, but with specs like this, expect it to be very cheap.