Firefox OS for the world! ZTE to sell $80 Open smartphone through eBay

Gigaom

Have you been jonesing for a chance to play with Mozilla’s Firefox OS smartphone operating system, but you don’t live in one of the countries where it’s been launched over the last month or so? Well lucky you: ZTE will soon start selling its Open handset around the world through eBay(s ebay).

It’s a rather unusual tactic for a major phone manufacturer (and yes, ZTE is one of those, although its cheap phones are often rebranded by operators) to sell directly to the consumer via eBay. But it does arguably make sense in this case as the devices in question are super-cheap for smartphones: just $79.99 through eBay U.S. and £59.99 through eBay UK ($92.94 – remember tax is automatically included in UK pricing).

In a statement on Monday, ZTE VP Dai Wenhong said the eBay route would put Firefox OS devices in more consumers’ hands (in an…

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My Motivational Phrase of the Day (08/12/13)

Daily Happenings from poetsareangels

My Motivational Phrase of the Day (08/12/13)

When you look in the mirror in the morning as you start your day, you think of what you’re going to do to make this day different from all the rest. You want to make it even better than all the other days. You want to do something to be proud of that sets you apart from all the everyone else. Everyone’s watching, so you maintain the upmost respect for those around you and show class at all times. When you arrive home at the end of the day, you wash off your face. When you blot your face off with the face towel, you glance in the mirror, you smile at your reflection knowing that you’ve done all that you needed to do. You will feel no shame when you lay your head down on your pillow to close your eyes for…

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