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First Firefox OS phones available now, designed for developers

Posted: , by Ray S.

First Firefox OS phones available now, designed for developers
And just like that, one more smartphone OS has joined the game! The first handsets running the Firefox OS are here, and as expected, they are mainly targeting the developing markets.

The two phones are made by Geeksphone, which is a young Spanish manufacturer established in 2009. The cheaper of the two, called Keon, sports a pretty modest 3.5" HVGA screen, 3 MP camera and an aging Snapdragon S1 processor clocked at 1GHz. However, the handset retails for $119, so the low-end specs are justified. The other smartphone, called Peak, is designed to be much more powerful, as it comes with a bigger, 4.3" qHD IPS display, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, and an 8MP camera. The Peak can be purchased for $194 off contract.

The makers of Firefox OS are initially targeting developing markets like China and India, which explains the relatively modest characteristics of the first Firefox handsets. Moreover, the Keon and Peak are meant to be developer phones, so users might want to wait a bit more before going for it.

Unfortunately, both handsets are currently listed "Out of stock" at Geeksphone's website, so even developers will have to wait until they can get their hands on one. If you want to try your luck, just head through the source link below, which will take you to Geeksphone's online store.

Geeksphone Keon
Geeksphone Peak

Geeksphone Keon

Geeksphone Peak


source: Geeksphone via DailyMobile

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posted on 23 Apr 2013, 07:35 5

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Interesting, but not my cup of tea!

I'm excited about the Jolla phone.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 12:48 1

9. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Piece of s**t, Android all the way

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 23:38

15. winenerd (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Me too, love Android, but I would love to have both.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 07:50 5

2. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 916; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


Now all we need is a Yahoo Phone....lol

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 10:09

7. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


And a Google phone,,,oh wait!

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 11:29

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


How about a Bing phone? lol

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 07:52

3. shreehari (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


let it bring a revolution

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:34 1

4. pookiewood (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


So glad MS went a different direction than the standard icons on a grid with quick setting icons on the bottom. Looks like iOS to me. That being said competition is good and good luck. Just wish OS makers would take more chances to make something that looks totally different from the. Rest.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 23:40

16. winenerd (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Agreed, but I would rather see people buy this rather than a low end Android phone. Android really does not belong on low end phones.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:37 1

5. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


The Only new OS which deserves attention is Jolla's Sailfish for it has all the android apps and a whole new UI!
Firefox is like a cheap version of iOS with circular icons and less apps

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 23:41

17. winenerd (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Ubuntu is intriguing also, but I'll definitely be getting a Jolla device in some form or another. Probably a Nexus device of some sort if it gets ported.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 09:54

6. p211093 (Posts: 25; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


firefox os not look good.but the firefox tablets look awesome..google it

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 13:15

10. chrislars (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


And now introducing the new Internet Explorer phone, It works about 40% the time and about 3x slower than any other phone, but we have a cool commercial so buy it.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 15:58

11. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


Well they can expect a lawsuit from apple.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 16:22

12. Avicktim (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


AskJeeves phone

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 18:48 1

13. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Looks like an iPhone, I can sense Apple lawyering up.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 19:48

14. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 195; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Yep the circle home button is a square with larger curved corners, lol.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 01:38 1

18. great (Posts: 74; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


iphone wannabes !

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