Update 2014-07-15: The pre-order period has ended and the Flame is now available as a standard order, with shipping in 7-10 days.
The Firefox OS Flame reference device that we announced at end of February is now available for
pre-order at everbuying.com for $170 including free shipping. Pre-order now.
To standardize the design, development, and testing of Firefox OS, Mozilla has partnered with a company called Thundersoft to manufacture, distribute, and update a Firefox OS reference phone called the Flame. Until now, there has been no “reference device” and the options for getting something through retail were limited.
Mid-tier phone hardware
The Flame is representative of the mid-tier phone hardware Mozilla and its partners are targeting over the coming year. It was designed for our developer and contributor community, so we worked with the manufacturer to keep the price as low as possible. We’re excited that we are able to bring a high quality reference device to our developer community at an affordable price.
The Flame will also be a great development and testing environment for third party app developers targeting Firefox OS and HTML5. The phone offers a software configurable RAM option that can be made to emulate many different devices that will be commercially available later this year.
Our partner will provide the Flame with updates to each new major version of Firefox OS and a simple mechanism for switching between different release channels; offering Nightly builds that will keep you at the forefront of Firefox OS development.
If you’ve held off on getting a Firefox OS phone because they weren’t available in your region or the phones in market didn’t meet your development and testing needs, don’t miss out on the opportunity to
pre-order one of these Flame reference phones today.
Specifications & unlocked!
The Flame is unlocked from any network and comes with the bootloader unlocked.
- Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon, 1.2GHZ Dual core processor
- 4.5” screen (FWVGA 854×480 pixels)
- Cameras: Rear: 5MP with auto-focus and flash / Front: 2MP
- Frequency: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- 8GB memory, MicroSD slot
- 256MB – 1GB RAM (adjustable by developer)
- A-GPS, NFC
- Dual SIM Support
- Battery capacity: 1,800 mAh
- WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, Micro USB
NOTE: Once pre-ordered, the Flame will take approximately four weeks before it ships. The Flame ships free to anywhere in the world except for Japan. If you want to pre-order a Flame device certified for use in Japan, please visit here for more information.
For more information:
Mozilla Developer Network guide to the Flame reference phone
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