The Spice Fire One Mi FX1 is powered by the Firefox OS and 1 GHz processor. It has a 3.5-inch screen, expandable memory up to 4 GB, 1.3MP rear and 0.3 MP front camera and 1,400 mAh battery.

Spice has also partnered Aircel to offer 1 GB free monthly data for three months. The company expects to sell about one lakh units of the new device in next two months.

The move follows the launch of another Firefox OS device last week by local rival, Intex, which had launched India's first Firefox OS based handset for Rs 1,999.

Korean handset maker Samsung led the smartphone market with 29 percent share, followed by Micromax at 18 percent, Karbonn at eight percent and Lava at six percent.

Software major Mozilla, which runs the Firefox browser, had showcased a smartphone prototype costing as little as USD 25 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, targeting at developing countries including India and China.
   
It had partnered Intex and Spice from India for launching these low-cost devices in the country, which is the fastest growing smartphone market globally. It already has devices in 17 countries.

Spice launches Fire One Mi FX1 smartphone for Rs 2,299 in India

               

New Delhi: With an aim to incrse the market share in the affordable smartphone market in India, domestic handset maker Spice on Friday launched its new Firefox OS-powered smartphone Mi FX1, priced at Rs 2,299.

               

The Spice Fire One Mi FX1 is powered by the Firefox OS and 1 GHz processor. It has a 3.5-inch screen, expandable memory up to 4 GB, 1.3MP rear and 0.3 MP front camera and 1,400 mAh battery.

 

Spice has also partnered Aircel to offer 1 GB free monthly data for three months. The company expects to sell about one lakh units of the new device in next two months.

 

The move follows the launch of another Firefox OS device last week by local rival, Intex, which had launched India's first Firefox OS based handset for Rs 1,999.

 

Korean handset maker Samsung led the smartphone market with 29 percent share, followed by Micromax at 18 percent, Karbonn at eight percent and Lava at six percent.

 

Software major Mozilla, which runs the Firefox browser, had showcased a smartphone prototype costing as little as USD 25 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, targeting at developing countries including India and China.

               

It had partnered Intex and Spice from India for launching these low-cost devices in the country, which is the fastest growing smartphone market globally. It already has devices in 17 countries.