February 24th 2013 11:58 am

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The Alcatel One Touch Fire is a new smartphone that will be running Mozilla's brand new Firefox OS. The Fire has a 3.5-inch screen, a 1GHz processor and 256MB of RAM. Alcatel will also be including a micro-SD slot for even more storage, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and a 3.2 megapixel camera. It will be launching in June across Latin America and Europe.

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Engadget Feb 24, 2013

We got the chance to play with the Fire earlier today and while the glossy plastic body -- in either orange or pink -- felt solid enough, the performance wasn't quite there yet: the touch and software response were significantly sluggish.

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Engadget Jul 1, 2013

We took both phones for a brief spin and immediately noticed a slight improvement in performance. Unfortunately, there's still a significant amount of lag in the UI, especially when scrolling through web pages and navigating the app tray.

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CNET Feb 24, 2013

With its simple and easy software, the Alcatel Fire isn't aiming to compete with high-end smart phones. But there are still few rough edges, even if you're not expecting high-end performance.

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SlashGear Feb 24, 2013

It’s not the most highly-specified phone: a 3.5-inch screen and 1GHz processor. That chip is paired with a meager 256MB of RAM, though Mozilla has argued that Firefox OS is more resource-frugal than other platforms. You’ll probably want a memory card to augment the 512MB of user storage, though.

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Pocket-Lint Feb 24, 2013

Another positive instant impression comes when the 8-inch screen is first switched on. It is as vibrant as a summer day in a field of daisies ... Drawing or writing on the screen is almost like doing so on a pad with a real pen. There's so little lag that sketching feels totally natural.

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TechRadar Feb 27, 2013

In terms of a suitable replacement for the feature phone, it looks to be an excellent starting point for anyone who's looking to enter the world of smartphones.

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