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JB Hi-Fi Is Now Selling Australia's First Firefox OS Phone

Android and iOS may get all the love right now, but Mozilla has been working away on its own mobile operating system, called Firefox OS. Devices running the platform have been available on eBay since 2013, while adventurous types have been able to install it for a couple of years now. Back in February, we heard ZTE was going release Firefox OS hardware and after months of waiting, you can now pick one up in Australia for $99.

ZTE V969: Australian Review

Most people don’t need or want a brand new, massively powerful smartphone. Most people are perfectly served with an entry-level mid-range phone — one that has specs that are good enough. ZTE’s V969 is a dual-SIM 5.5-inch phone that isn’t especially noteworthy in its hardware, and that doesn’t stand out with any bundled software or fancy features, but is nonetheless a perfectly adequate workhorse.

Why Your Next Smartphone May Not Cost A Fortune

Wanting to own the very best — the fastest processor, a display packing the most pixels, a professional-grade camera — made sense in the days when nearly every smartphone was terrible. But a raft of new devices has cemented that cheap price no longer means cheap quality. And they’re going to save you a whole lot of money.

ZTE's Cheap, Unlocked Smartphone Has Camera Cred To Spare

Cheap, unlocked phones are harder to come by. Those in the US are about to have at least one more option with ZTE’s new Nubia 5S Mini LTE, which ships on August 27 for $US280.

ZTE Bets On Firefox OS And The Mid-Range Grand Memo II LTE At MWC

ZTE has a long history of working away steadily in the background, producing an extensive line-up of entry-level and mid-range mobile devices that are often rebranded by carriers like Telstra and Optus. At MWC 2014, though, it’s showing off a line-up of new smartphones to get the ZTE brand into the hands of the budget-conscious and buyers in emerging markets.

Firefox OS Phones Are Finally For Sale On eBay

Firefox OS caused a bit of a stir at a few months ago, and the first handset bearing the new software is finally hitting the market for purchase! The best part is that it’s cheap, and anyone can buy it.

Meet The $99 Nokia That Doesn't Run Windows Phone 8

It’s crazy to think in our Lumia-saturated world that Nokia would make a phone that doesn’t run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform, but to hedge bets and keep shareholders happy, the limping Finnish smartphone manufacturer has introduced us to the Asha 501: a $99 smartphone that it hopes will be a decent, low-cost alternative.

The New Smartphone War: Seven Challengers To Apple And Samsung

You might call it a lack of ambition, or you could just call it being very pragmatic. At a recent roundtable with reporters in Tokyo, the head of Sony’s mobile business professed his desire to be the No. 3 player in smartphones behind Apple and Samsung. BlackBerry’s CEO said the same thing heading up to the launch of BlackBerry Z10. Breaking the Sampple duopoly is no easy task, given that IDC says the two companies account for more than 50 per cent of smartphones sold worldwide.

Meet The ZTE Open, First Official Firefox OS Phone

There have been a few Firefox OS developer phones floating around but now, Mozilla has announced the first official Firefox OS handset at Mobile World Congress: The ZTE Open.

The Five Best Phones Of CES 2013

Compared to years past, CES 2013 was pretty light on phones. The focus was more on health/fitness gadgets and 4K UHD TVs. But among the few phones at the show, we some good ones. Here are the top five.

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