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New $25 Firefox OS Phones Make Waves in Barcelona

                    At the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona this week, there was much news on the open source phone front. As we repoorted, Nokia announced the Nokia X and X+, four-inch phones running Android that will become part of Microsoft’s mobile portfolio when its acquisition of Nokia closes soon. The other interesting aspect of the Nokia phones is that they are inexpensive, but Mozilla also made headlines at Mobile World Congress for its take on low cost phones. The company is talking up $25 smartphones based on Firefox OS, and the first ones have already been shown. Jay Sullivan, Mozilla’s chief operating  officer, said in Barcelona that Mozilla plans to enter 12 markets in Asia, Latin  America and Africa this year on top of the 15 markets it entered by the end of last year. In many of the regions where it is delivering phones, Mozilla wants to put very low cost devices in the hands of people who may have never had a smartphone. Android is used in about 80 percent of smartphones now, but Firefox OS could shape up as a formidable open source competitor, and with

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