Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 22:25 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Whether or not the Open fits your needs, one thing is clear: Mozilla needs more capable hardware to demonstrate Firefox OS' potential. The Open is good for someone whose alternative would be a basic flip phone, but the camera quality, connectivity, display and performance don't do full justice to the software.

A promising start, but clearly better hardware is needed. I'm really hoping Firefox OS gets a fair shot.

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RE[4]: I agree 100%
by cdude on Fri 4th Oct 2013 20:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I agree 100%"
cdude
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The point of my post was that the GIVE AWAY phone on even the lowest tier prepaid plans have BETTER hardware than this phone!

And Lennie replied that its not intented for most people in the US. What he meaned, my interpretation, is that you can't compare US give-away + prepaid bundles and apply a its-only-$20 logic. In some countries you generally buy phone and prepaids (multiple carriers) separated and switch as needed. $1 prepaids can be used for months. Buy $1 get $2 discounts, generally free when calling within the same carrier, etc. Also there are huge differences in quality, availability, range between carriers. Some countries the maxium you can prepay is $5 cause there is no demand for more. Free wifi, dual-SIM, multiple phones/sims, etc.

Then what are the specs we compare with? Our requirements may rather different. Thiings like battery-life and build-quality (ie lifetime and robust) can become increasing important depending on conditions.

Edited 2013-10-04 20:30 UTC

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