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NewsPoster May 28, 2013 03:18 PM
Foxconn, Mozilla to reveal possible Firefox OS tablet on June 3rd
Foxconn is going to reveal a new mobile device alongside Mozilla on Monday, one that will apparently run on <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/286509==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/07/02/sprint.telefonica.zte.alcatel.on.board.for.html5.p hones/" rel='nofollow'>Firefox OS</a>. While the event on June 3rd before <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/286510==http://www.computextaipei.com.tw/" rel='nofollow'>Computex</a> will showcase a new device of some description, neither Foxconn nor Mozilla have hinted at what it could be, but rumblings suggest it could end up being a tablet instead of a smartphone running the new mobile operating system. <br />
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An "industry insider" speaking <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/286505==http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aall/201305270041.aspx" rel='nofollow'>to</a> <em>Focus Taiwan</em> said it would "likely be a tablet," though this has not been confirmed elsewhere as of yet. Considering <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/286506==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/05/27/likely.to.be.complementary.to.the.hardware.of.its. biggest.clients/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">yesterday's report</a> that Foxconn may be moving into selling its own accessories in order to expand its business from manufacturing devices for other companies, a move to launch its own smartphone or tablet may be a wise move for the company. <br />
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Firefox OS is aimed at providing manufacturers and carriers an open and low-cost operating system aimed at developing markets. Primarily using apps created with HTML5, developer devices from <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/286507==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/04/23/geeksphone.keon.peak.firefox.os.developer.preview. devices.out.now/" rel='nofollow'>Geeksphone</a> of Spain have started shipping, whie other manufacturers including LG, ZTE, and <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/286508==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/02/24/one.of.first.phones.with.firefox.os/" rel='nofollow'>Alcatel</a> have signed up to work on making devices specifically for the software.
 
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