Various reports have highlighted that LG is working on a Firefox OS smartphone and now, the company has finally gone public about it by introducing the Fireweb handset which runs on the Linux-based open-source platform. The device was recently unveiled in Brazil and it’s on sale via Telefônica Vivo.
In appearance, the LG Fireweb looks quite similar to the Optimus L3 II. It features a physical home button on the front which is mostly found one the L Series. It’s 9mm thin and tips the scales at around 122 grams. LG has thrown in a 4-inch HVGA 320 x 480p touchscreen, a 5MP camera on the rear and a 1GHz Qualcomm processor. The phone provides 2GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 N, Bluetooth and 3G. Also, the smartphone runs the latest release of the Firefox OS, version 1.1, which will be available for everyone soon.
Telefônica Vivo has also announced the arrival of the Alcatel Onetouch Fire in Brazil. This device measures 12.2mm thick and it weighs 108 grams. A 3.5-inch display has been provided for visuals which are delivered in HVGA 320 x 480 pixels. The company has fitted a 3.2MP camera on the rear, while the innards comprise of a 1GHz processor, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of flash storage, a 1400mAh battery and various connectivity radios like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and A-GPS.
The Fireweb is already available for purchase via Telefônica Vivo at BRL $449 which amounts to around $207 in US. Additionally, the handset will also be put up for grabs in Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.