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UK retailer Clove Technology stock Sony Xperia M before anyone else



Even though the Sony Xperia M may not be the most eye-popping smartphone, for people with a limited budget it may be the very best for its price. We have seen almost every detail of the Xperia M apart from release date and price and both have been somewhat settled with Clove Technology adding the Xperia M to its pile of smartphones.

This report does not come without some questions though, with Clove being the only retailer to actually have the Xperia M in stock and the only retailer to actually have any real tangible information on the Xperia M.

We have seen Clove release smartphones early before and the Xperia M is certainly not a top of the line phone, so it will not need its own event to get started. Clove have it for sale for £194.99 with no contract and we have no idea when it will be coming to the US, with Sony not even making a press statement regarding the smartphone.

Source: Clove Blog

ZTE Open another budget end smartphone running Firefox OS



The ZTE Open is the third Firefox OS device and will be released on July 2 in Spain, other countries will get their hands on the device at some point but we believe the US and some high-wealth European countries will never see it.

Impressively, the ZTE Open comes at an incredible budget price, just €69 ($90) off contract and ZTE is offering €30 spending on the OS to sweeten the deal even further for Spanish customers. Firefox OS is still a relatively new mobile operating system, but one that has big targets for developing nations.

With this budget price it does come with little spec surprises, the ZTE Open display is a measly 3.5-inch 320 x 480 display, it has a single-core CPU, 256MB of RAM, 3.2MP rear camera and just half a gigabyte of storage. While it does look like a nice tactile device, we doubt it will be successful in any areas where the HTC One, iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 925 are popular.

Via: Engadget

Source: Telefonica Digital