Deutsche Telekom Announces European Launch of Firefox OS Devices
Open Web devices powered by Firefox OS on sale in Poland starting July 12th
At a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, today, Deutsche Telekom announced that sales of the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fire powered by Firefox OS will start soon in Europe. T-Mobile Poland will offer the Firefox OS-powered smartphone via its online sales channels already from tomorrow on and from July 15 nationwide in 850 shops.
Market launches in additional European countries will follow in the fall. In Germany, the Firefox OS smartphone will be marketed via Deutsche Telekom’s second brand congstar. The company’s subsidiaries in Hungary (Magyar Telekom) and Greece (COSMOTE) will also begin sales of the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fire this fall.
Deutsche Telekom has long been involved, along with other partners, in the development of Firefox OS. “We are excited to see T-Mobile launching a Firefox OS device in Poland,” said Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairperson, Mozilla Foundation. “Thanks to our active community, Poland has always been a stronghold for Firefox and Mozilla. It has been great to work with a local partner that shares our enthusiasm for the idea of an open Web device.”
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