Mozilla Handing Out Free Firefox OS Developer Phones To Bolster App Marketplace
The goal is to get app builders to build for Firefox OS, so Mozilla is sending out free Preview handsets for folks to tinker with. Here's the pitch: "When Firefox OS phones become available to consumers in select locales this summer, you’ll have an opportunity that only comes around once—a first-mover advantage in Firefox Marketplace. End users in Latin America, Eastern Europe and other launch locations will be on the lookout for playful and practical apps to install: games, tools, and utilities as well as locally relevant news, sports, travel, entertainment, review apps, and social sharing experiences. And you can build and submit them now."
Those who submit plans and see their bid accepted will receive a Geeksphone Keon -- of course, device inventory is limited, so those interested in taking advantage better more quickly.