ZTE Hoping To Launch Mozilla Phone Early 2013

Rumours have been circulating about the imminent arrival of a Mozilla phone for some time. Now the Wall Street Journal and Reuters are reporting that ZTE is planning to launch a Mozilla-powered phone in the first quarter of 2013.

The Journal suggests that ZTE is working with Mozilla in order to diversify its product range and shift from its reliance on Android and WinPho. ZTE is, apparently, working with "a regional telecom carrier outside of China." It's not exactly clear what that means, but Mozilla has announced tie-ins with Telefonica and Sprint in the past.

The Mozilla phone OS is intended to run an HTML-based platform, but supply the same level of performance as existing mobile operating systems. Other than that, it's anybody's guess how the ZTE handset will turn out. [Wall Street Journal and Reuters]


    So the amazing phone in the video has nothing whatsoever to do with the ZTE phone? That's disappointing.

    Now that is something I would pay serious money for.

    That Mozilla Seabird video dropped 2 years ago (check the youtube upload date) and still a physical model has not been sighted.
    Mozilla phone OS is nothing like this concept. It's a cheap stripped down bare bones OS and having this concept video, of a different product (hardware not software), linked makes the article rather confusing.

    I hope Loopy Fruit won't sue for mostly glass & rounded edges & what not ...

      I wish I could sue for the lack of understanding between patent infringement and design similarity. I'd be so freakin' rich.

      Yeah yeah, there's one of you in every thread, we get it. Apple sues.

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