A new phone that runs Firefox OS is launching in Japan on Christmas Day, and it’s a looker.
The Fx0 phone has an unusual feature that makes it stand out next to iPhones and Android devices: The Fx0’s exterior casing is transparent.
The see-through phone is the product of a partnership between Mozilla and Japanese telecom giant KDDI. It’s the first Firefox OS phone to include features now commonplace among smartphones, such as 4G LTE and NFC (near-field communication), the technology used for mobile payment transactions.
In terms of specs, the phone isn’t exactly remarkable, though it is a big step up from most Firefox OS phones. It has a 4.7-inch display, the same size as the iPhone 6, and also carries a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and a relatively modest 2,370 mAh battery.
The phone was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka — who seems to have a thing for transparent phones. His brief was to embody the “openness, freedom and transparency” that Mozilla apparently wants to exhibit, according to a Mozilla blog post… see more