The ZTE Open C, a $100 smartphone running Mozilla’s Firefox OS, is being sold on Ebay with a price tag of $100.
It’s a common mistake: you mean to put a bunch of email recipients in the “bcc” field to hide their identity from other recipients, but instead you put them in the “cc” field. Oops — particularly when you’re ZTE trying to survey buyers of your Firefox OS phone. According to multiple people on Twitter, the Chinese handset maker managed on Friday to out the identities of hundreds of customers in this fashion. Hilariously, the email includes the line: “As always, we treat the issue of privacy with utmost seriousness — any personal information you have supplied us will remain confidential.”
The ZTE Open, one of the very first Firefox OS smartphones, will soon be available around the world once the Chinese manufacturer starts selling directly to consumers through eBay.
The first commercial Firefox OS handset, the ZTE Open, will become available to Spanish consumers on Tuesday. The question now is whether operators’ stated support will materialize as promised.