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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RE: Price?
by oskeladden on Wed 24th Dec 2014 12:33 UTC in reply to "Price?"
oskeladden
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Article doesn't mention expected price, or even the price range, which is the primary motivation for buying a Firefox OS phone.


The article is on the Verge - you surely don't expect them to bother with practical details like that! </sarcasm>

The price has been covered elsewhere. It's not cheap: ¥50,000, which translates to around US$415, or £270. See:

http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_fx0_is_a_transparent_smartphone_running_...

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