Foxconn is a major force on the manufacturing side of things with a long list of clients that include Apple, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, Panasonic, and several other tech titans. That list now includes Mozilla, for which Foxconn will build reference tablets based on Firefox OS.
"We are launching a new contribution program aimed at accelerating the build of Firefox OS for tablets and its supporting ecosystem. To do this, we will provide dedicated contributors with access to resources and reference tablet hardware," Mozilla said. "We have to make the hardware available before the software is final to make it possible for contributors around the world to help us complete the build of Firefox OS for tablets."
The reference tablet will sport a 10-inch display with a 1280x800 resolution, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and of course Firefox OS. It will measure 267mm by 171mm by 9.7mm and weight 580g. Keep in mind that this isn't a commercial product, but a reference blueprint to make it easier for third-party manufacturers to jump on board.