"The first batch of phones based on the Mozilla Foundation's open source Firefox OS has sold out, mere hours after they were announced for sale.
"As we press the big, red Publish button on this story, Geeksphone, the Spanish startup that designed and built the devices, has shut down its online store, replacing it with a notice indicating that no more handsets are available.
"The site promises that sales will resume "in the following hours," but there was no indication as to just how many devices will be made available in total.
"Geeksphone isn't the first company to experience such high demand for a new smartphone. For example, the Nexus 4, Google's most recent flagship Android smartphone, met with similar supply problems.
"What makes the run on Geeksphone's devices so remarkable, however, is that the devices were intended for developers only, as Firefox OS is still in a fairly raw state.
" 'These devices are strictly for developers looking to test and create apps for Firefox OS,' a Mozilla spokesman told El Reg on Monday. 'These devices have not been designed for consumers and include a pre-release development version of Firefox OS.' "
jeeeeeeeeeeeez what a Gawd awful wast of time- now that Android is going to go into the toilet some tacos have begun developing a OS from the most primitive and worthless OS you can find--Android
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