Mozilla’s CEO Gary Kovacs announced in Sao Paulo yesterday that Brazil is going to be the first country to see the launch of the company’s HTML5-driven Boot To Gecko smartphones.
This was somewhat expected since Mozilla announced its partnership with carrier Telefonica, which has strong presence in Brazil. Kovacs also announced he expects devices to start hitting the shelves there by the end of this year or in early 2013 at the latest.
We did an extensive Boot To Gecko hands-on back at the MWC in Barcelona and we were quite pleased with what Mozilla has come up with. Being aimed mostly at developing markets, though, you shouldn’t expect Boot To Gecko devices to get you as excited as the next iPhone or the upcoming Galaxy S III.
According to latest reports, just 9% of the Brazilians own a smartphone. Maybe Mozilla could change that with an inexpensive, but highly efficient and fast Boot To Gecko smartphone?
Source | Via