After India, Bangladesh has just become the second country to launch a Firefox OS device. This makes the number of countries where Firefox OS phones are available 23.
Telenor Digital and Mozilla both posted press release/blog post on their sites regarding the official launch of Firefox OS in the country. The device was developed by Symphony Mobile, one of the country’s most prominent mobile phone brands, and Grameephone, the country’s leading mobile phone operator. The device is called GoFox F15 and will go on sale for as low as $60 (BDT 4,650).
GoFox F15 will have a 3.5-inch display at 480 x 320 pixel resolution, powered by a 1 GHz single core processor, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB storage, 3.2 MP rear and 0.3 MP front camera. The device will run Firefox version 1.4 out of the box. While the specification may sound too low to some folks, it’s important to note that one of the benefits of Firefox OS is that it doesn’t need high-end hardware to run well.
Telenor announced that the phone will be bundled with WowBox service that lets users enjoy 20 MB of free internet access every day. All the user needs to do is visit the phone’s marketplace and WowBox will reward them with 20 MB of free internet per day.
Grameenphone hopes that this will up the internet usage in Bangladesh. The Head of Telenor Digital said that this launch was made possible by the cooperation of Mozilla, Grameenphone, Telenor and Symphony. The device, like most other Firefox OS phones, will feature complete Bangla interface straight out of the box thanks to the Mozillians from Bangladesh who worked continuously to make it possible.