The not for profit organization behind the Firefox web browser has announced handsets based on its operating system for cell phones. According to Jay Sullivan, vice president of products at Mozilla, Firefox phones are likely to be sold first in the developing planet and Eastern Europe and will be at the cheaper end of the smart phone market.
Mozilla supposed that 18 operators including Deutsche Telekom and Telephonic were signed up. Mozilla described the Firefox OS as an open alternative. The platform is based on the HTML5 web programming language which Mr Sullivan says gave it and benefit over Apple and Android. Developers are busy and don't have time to study a new programming language.