Mozilla Doesn't Plan to Launch the Firefox Phone in the US

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Bad news if you've had your heart set on a Mozilla phone ever since they announced the Firefox handsets: the company has admitted that it has no plans to launch the device in the US.

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Speaking to CNET, Mozilla exec Mitchell Baker explained that the decision to ignore the US is so that it can focus on marketing the device to developing nations—a sector largely ignored by the likes of Apple and Google. Which is great, but less so if you fancied a quirky alternative to iOS or Android.

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If you're really desperate, handsets have sold to developers in the past—so if you scour eBay or the like, you might just be able to find one. [CNET]

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what the fuck is mozilla doing? they are after a mobile os and totally not interested in firefox anymore. new australis design just hung up, we all are custom-designing our browser with scripts/styles but no official action to move Firefox ahead. they just need to do firefox something, there are issues they are missing. new tab pages, needs improvement, online-sync, needs improvement, design-needs improvement. but they are only after a mobile os that less people interested.