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MWC: Mozilla Chip to Make $25 Smartphones a Reality

Alex Spencer

[caption id="attachment_41333" align="alignleft" width="300"]Alcatel's One Touch Fire C, one of the Firefox devices revealed at the event Alcatel's One Touch Fire C, one of the Firefox devices revealed[/caption]

Mozilla has revealed a wireless chipset intended to make smartphones running Firefox OS available for as little as $25 (£15).

The SC6821, developed by chipmaker Spreadtrum, was unveiled at a pre-MWC event in Barcelona.

According to Mozilla CEO Jay Sullivan, the chip will "enable a whole new category of smartphone, priced around $25, that will bring even more people around the world online."

Mozilla also announced seven Firefox devices from manufacturers ZTE and Alcatel, and a host of features it will be bringing to the OS in the near future, including support for LTE connectivity, content sharing via NFC, and a universal search for apps, media and the web.