I’m not sure if people realise how powerful Twitter’s search tool is. I search for things most days, but haven’t been able to find a truly comprehensive guide to all the basic and advanced Twitter search operators. The guide given on the search page itself is a start, but doesn’t cover everything; even the official documentation doesn’t cover everything in one place. By trawling the web, and with a bit of added guesswork, I’ve put together the following list. If anyone has any additions or corrections, please let me know.
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Today I received my ZTE Open running Firefox OS. This is the first widely-available phone running Firefox OS, and is being sold directly by ZTE on eBay. The first release of 2,000 units for the UK and US has sold out – I believe there was also a batch released in Spain. ZTE say there’ll be another batch produced for September 2013.
No doubt there are lots of people working on ‘I spent two weeks with the ZTE Open!’ posts. Well, I spent two hours with it. I didn’t read any of the documentation (apart from how to remove the back cover to install the battery). I tried to get by entirely by guesswork. Here’s what I found.
For a low-cost device, it doesn’t feel too cheap. It’s light, but feels solidly built, and comes in a bright orange hue with black trim, making it pretty easily identifiable for what it is. It’s comfortable to hold. The front is quite plain, apart from a ZTE logo. The back has another ZTE logo and a Firefox OS logo, plus 3.2 megapixel camera and a small speaker. The only physical buttons are the power switch and a volume rocker. MicroSD and SIM cards go behind the battery, so can’t be swapped without powering the device down.
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Unofficial(?) video created by M ss ng P eces for Panda Bear’s lovely song, Surfer’s Hymn.