June's going to be an important month for Mozilla Corporation, as the company together with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (Foxconn), has something interesting lined up, according to a report by Focus Taiwan.
News has it that Mozilla and Foxconn will be unveiling a product running the Firefox OS on June 3. At the event, the two companies will be formally announcing their partnership, after which Foxconn will become the 19th company to partner with Mozilla, says the report. Not only that, as per the invites sent to the press, during the June 3 press meet, the two companies are likely to introduce a new Firefox OS device. Needless to add, the air is full of rumours, and according to one industry insider, the new Firefox OS product in question, is likely to be a tablet.
Is it a tablet?
During this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) event, Mozilla had announced its partnership with Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, SingTel, LG and Huawei in its Firefox OS project.
Last month it had been reported that, not only will the mobile OS make its debut this year, the company's CEO also expects to begin the first-wave rollout of the OS in June.
AllThingsD reported that at the opening of their D:Dive Into Mobile conference recently, CEO Gary Kovacs said that they plan to launch the OS in five countries in June, and take it ahead to 11 countries by the end of this year. He had said, "We plan to hit Venezuela, Poland, Brazil, Portugal and Spain. … We’ll hit the U.S. in 2014.”