Earlier today Intex Technologies introduced India’s cheapest Smartphone Intex Cloud FX at a press conference in New Delhi. Most interesting part of this Smartphone is it’s neither run on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8, nor on Google’s Android, but relatively new platform Firefox OS by Mozilla.
Earlier this month Spice Mobile introduced India’s first Firefox OS powered Smartphone Spice Fire One Mi- FX1, which will be available from August 29th exclusively on Snapdeal.com
Earlier this year, Mozilla announced its intentions to launch a $25 Firefox OS smartphone with Spreadtrum chip inside. however we have not witness such device until now, the Indian Smartphone manufacturers Spice Mobility and Intex Technologies introduced these two Smartphones which are very similar to the dream $25 Smartphone by Mozilla.
Priced at approximately $38, the Spice Fire One Mi – FX1 and at $34 Intex Cloud FX will be targeting first-time smartphone users. If you are from India you can now buy the Intex Cloud FX from e-commerce site Snapdeal for Rs 1,999.
If you are not aware, here is a quick refresher: the Intex Cloud FX runs Firefox OS and has a 3.5-inch display (480×320 pixels), 128 MB RAM, and 1GHz processor. The phone, which is claimed to be the country’s lowest-priced smartphone sports a 2 megapixel rear camera. This dual SIM Intex phone supports a microSD card of up to 4GB. It comes with a 1250mAh battery. Its connectivity options include WiFi, USB, Bluetooth.
Intex Cloud FX will take on the recently announced Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1 that also runs Firefox OS. The Firefox phone from Spice is priced at Rs 2,299. Spice’s dual-SIM 2G handset features a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 1 GHz processor and 1.3 megapixel rear and 0.3 megapixel front cameras.
So as far as spces is concerned, both Spice and Intex devices are almost similar, if you are a first time Snartphone user or want to try touch screen device, this will give you a decent idea, before you make big hole into your pocket to buy an expensive one.
Surely this will snatch a good number of customers from the Feature phone segment where brands like Micromax, Lava, Nokia are ruling. Let us know what’s your though on this. Would you give it a try?