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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So disappointed D:
by marianne on Wed 24th Dec 2014 10:46 UTC
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I read the article's headline and first line, and my brain instantly jumped to "oooh, someone's finally using transparent OLED screens in a consumer device?", but alas, no. Now that would have made me want this phone! I am mildly amused by how much the gold mesh of the case makes me think of the old Star Trek communicators, but I'm honestly not sure whether I actually like the phone's look or not. Certainly gets points for trying something new though.

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