Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Dec 2014 18:21 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Firefox OS is coming to Japan and doing it in style.

Announced at a KDDI press event in Tokyo today, the Fx0 is a striking 4.7-inch smartphone with a transparent shell and a home button decorated with the golden Firefox logo embracing the Earth. It runs the latest version of Mozilla's web-centric mobile OS and was designed by noted Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka, whose previous collaboration with KDDI produced a phone worthy of making it into the Museum of Modern Art's collection. With the Fx0, Yoshioka has worked around the familiar outlines of LG's G3 design (LG is the silent partner producing the device) and adapted them to a smaller size while producing a delightful aesthetic in the process. Like a watch with a window showing its internal mechanism, this phone's exposed electronics are a subtle reminder of its technical sophistication - plus, that Firefox home button is just plain cool.

It's different, surely, but.... No. Just no.

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Oh my...
by oldtimefighter on Tue 23rd Dec 2014 18:34 UTC
oldtimefighter
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2013-05-07

I would really like the see-thru body of the Fx0 if it wasn't GOLD!

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RE: Oh my...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 23rd Dec 2014 19:29 in reply to "Oh my..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I think it would be pretty cool, if they manga'd it up. You know throw a bunch of animated characters in various battle poses in various spots. So you'd have like a different character for each major component.

I wouldn't buy it even then, but I'd kind of respect it. Maybe, hello kitty? I don't think they've ever turned down any branding options.

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RE[2]: Oh my...
by quackalist on Wed 24th Dec 2014 22:55 in reply to "RE: Oh my..."
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

If gamers want windows in PC cases, I don't get it either, this might be a goer if you can rig the insides with flashing LED's and water cooling.

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