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Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013
Firefox Phones to Hit Market Later This Year, First Commercial Build of OS Debuts at MWC 2013 (Updated with Video!)
Four hardware makers - Alcatel, LG, ZTE, and Huawei - are set to build Firefox phones, which will start retailing from 17 carriers worldwide, later this year. Mozilla has also announced that it is also demonstrating its first commercial build of its Firefox OS at the MWC 2013.
Nokia hasn't forgotten its affordable range of smartphone devices, and has unveiled two of such devices alongside its new Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia phones. The Nokia 105 and 301 are primarily targeted at emerging markers and are both priced at very compelling prices.
The service will enable quicker and more convenient flight boarding for more than 37 million passengers who fly with JAL (Japan Airlines) each year.
Nokia adds two new Windows Phone 8 device to their current Lumia portfolio. Joining the flagship Lumia 920 are the Nokia Lumia 720 and 520.
Twitter recently just announced its support for the upcoming Firefox OS, and pledged that a native Twitter app will be available in the Firefox Marketplace when the first Firefox devices begin to ship.
The fifth, after Alcatel, LG, ZTE, and Huawei, to announce that they are making Firefox devices, Sony deputy CEO, Bob Ishida, has commented that their engineers are "currently working with Firefox OS Mobile and HTML 5 evolving technologies" for an upcoming device.
The NEC Medias W dual-screen Android smartphone prototype has been spotted in the wild again, this time at MWC 2013.
Samsung has just announced that the Galaxy S IV will be officially unveiled in New York City on the 14th of March.
Samsung is currently the world's biggest Android manufacturer, and its success in the mobile arena is eating away at its relationship with Google. Executives at Google are worried that Samsung's growing leverage over Android, could lead to Samsung muscling in on Google's mobile ad revenue.
Visa and Samsung have announced their alliance that pairs Visa's payment technology with Samsung's mobile devices to accelerate the adoption of NFC payments globally. Read on to uncover details of their agreement.