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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Please feel welcome
by pica on Tue 23rd Dec 2014 20:05 UTC in reply to "Style, certainly!"
pica
Member since:
2005-07-10

to present an own -- in your view non-'shitty' -- design.

pica

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RE: Please feel welcome
by WereCatf on Tue 23rd Dec 2014 20:11 in reply to "Please feel welcome"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Why? I can just point to any other modern smartphone for a better design.

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RE: Please feel welcome
by Kochise on Tue 23rd Dec 2014 21:06 in reply to "Please feel welcome"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

C'mon buddy, the cover is transparent, you can always put MLP stickers underneath, you'll look 20% cooler, guarantee !

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RE[2]: Please feel welcome
by ajs124 on Wed 24th Dec 2014 16:11 in reply to "RE: Please feel welcome"
ajs124 Member since:
2013-08-28

20% cooler

In 10 seconds flat?

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RE: Please feel welcome
by Dano on Wed 24th Dec 2014 03:08 in reply to "Please feel welcome"
Dano Member since:
2006-01-22

Something that does not look like a Gameboy from the early nineties? Yet another phone platform...

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