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Mozilla says new chip paves way for $25 smartphone

Ina Fried
Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:40 AM ET
A device with the new Firefox OS is presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on February 24, 2014.
Pau Barrena | AFP | Getty Images
A device with the new Firefox OS is presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on February 24, 2014.

Mozilla, which continues to pitch its Firefox OS as a way to create low-cost smartphones, on recently announced a chip deal it said will allow for devices that can cost as little as $25.

The browser maker is partnering with Spreadtrum to create reference designs of such phones.

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Read the whole story at Re/code.

By Ina Fried, Re/code.net.

CNBC's parent NBC Universal is an investor in Re/code's parent Revere Digital, and the companies have a content-sharing arrangement.

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