Orange announced the Klif smartphone during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, back in March and stated that it would be bringing the device to Africa. However, little has been heard about such plans until the Klif went on sale in Madagascar and Senegal this week through Orange.
The Orange Klif, as expected of any Firefox OS-powered smartphone is a budget device geared at accelerating the adoption of smartphones and make it easy and affordable to access the world wide web. The dual-SIM device is made by Alcatel One Touch and packs 256 MB RAM and 512 MB internal storage (expandable upto 32 GB via microSD). It has a 3.5 inch low resolution (HVGA, 320×480 pixels display), a dual-core 1 GHz Mediatek MT6572M processor and a 2 megapixel back camera. A 1300 mAh battery is what one gets on the Firefox OS 2.0 entry-level smartphone.
Orange is following in the footsteps of MTN which early last month unveiled the first Firefox OS smartphone to go on sale in the African market. Orange expects to introduce the Klif smartphone in several other markets in Africa as well in coming months.