Following up on the Firefox OS keynote, Alcatel has officially announced its first Firefox OS device in the One Touch Fire which is planned to be released this Summer in Europe via Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile. The phone is a variant of the entry-level One Touch T’Pop announced during CES.
The One Touch Fire will feature a 3.5-inch HVGA resolution TN display, a 1GHz processor, 256MB RAM, 512MB storage and a 3.2-megapixel camera. In terms of radio hardware, the One Touch Fire features Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, FM radio and UMTS 900/2100 and 850/1900/2100 support with up to 7.2Mbps for download and 5.76Mbps for upload. The removable 1,400mAh battery hides the microSD slot that takes up to 32GB microSD cards (a 2GB card will be included), as well as the slot for the increasingly rare Mini-SIM, or standard-sized SIM card instead of the increasingly common micro or nano-SIM in found recent smartphones.
While Alcatel is the first to announce its plans for Firefox OS hardware, so far it’s the only manufacturer to have a confirmed carrier launch partner for its phone with Deutsche Telekom, while other confirmed manufacturers have yet to confirm availability of their own respective models. The Alcatel One Touch Fire is slated to be available this June with pricing yet to be confirmed. Below, the complete specifications:
Launch date: June 2013
115 x 62.3 x 12.2 mm
3.5” HVGA TN
Camera: 3.2 Mpxl camera
- Mobile Features:
1 GHz CPU
GSM Quadband (850/900/1800/1900)
UMTS 900/2100 and 850/1900/2100
3G data up to 7.2Mbps DL and 5.76Mbps UL
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP
Internal memory 512MB NAND + 256MB RAM
End user memory 180MB
Micro SD card support up to 32GB
Talk time: 12h(2G) / 7h(3G)
Standby time: 400h(2G) / 300h(3G)
- In pack:
Charger head and Micro USB cable
3.5 jack stereo headset
2GB Micro SD card
Alcatel has yet to confirm release plans for the One Touch Fire outside of Europe.