Mozilla today starts shipping the Flame developer reference phone that features Mozilla's Firefox OS to developers. The Flame hardware offers a representative set of specs, including FWVGA display and dual-core processor, to help developers build great content and experiences. A single hardware platform is also good for testers, making it easier to test and address specific software issues without having to worry about device model-specific bugs and more. Here's more info on the Flame phone:
The Flame Developer reference phone is currently on its way to developers who either are Mozillians, bought them or have created apps for it. Mozilla offers several resources for the Flame users including:
-Firefox OS zone: For creating your own Firefox OS builds and contributing to the B2G and Gaia projects. -App Center zone: For building open web apps compatible with Firefox OS. -Marketplace zone: For information on publishing and distributing apps. -Firefox Marketplace: The best source to find and publish new Firefox OS apps.
Purchasing a device The device manufacturer partner has made the device available to order on everbuying.com for US$170 including global shipping (device cost is $145, shipping is $25 and custom fees may still apply, depending on the destination country). The device is bootloader and carrier unlocked, and utilizes a quad-band GSM+UMTS radio so that works with a wide variety of operators/carriers.
To learn more about the Flame device and to get resources on how to use the device including flashing ROMs, updating software and more, visit developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Firefox_OS/Developer_phone_guide/Flame