Could a developer handset for Boot 2 Gecko go on sale as early as next week?
We already know that we'll be hearing about the Mozilla Marketplace at Mobile World Congress, but last week we heard that Mozilla was also planning to reveal its partners for Boot 2 Gecko, the company's mobile OS. Mozilla has been working on B2G for quite a while, and though Firefox will definitely benefit from the Mozilla Marketplace, it's the company's mobile operating system that will gain the most from the app store. But what's an app store or an OS, without a phone? The latest rumors suggest that in addition to talking about the Mozilla Market place and Boot 2 Gecko, Mozilla will be unveiling a special LG device.
ExtremeTech cites a source that says Mozilla will be announcing that it has partnered up with LG to make a developer-oriented mobile device for B2G. The device is expected to go on sale sale next week, but considering B2G is still in its infancy and this is a developer handset, ExtremeTech estimates that it will be mid-2012 before the phone is usable. It's possible that this could be just a part of the B2G partners announcement that Mozilla has planned. Details on who else the company has partnered with are scant, though.
Mobile World Congress is just around the corner and will take place in Barcelona. The show kicks off on Monday, February 27, and is scheduled to run through to Thursday, March 1.
In related news, does anyone remember the Mozilla concept phone called the Seabird?