First Firefox OS phones available now, designed for developers

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.


source: Geeksphone via DailyMobile

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18 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Interesting, but not my cup of tea! I'm excited about the Jolla phone.

9. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Piece of s**t, Android all the way

15. winenerd

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

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

2. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

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

7. ITEngineer

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

And a Google phone,,,oh wait!

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

How about a Bing phone? lol

3. shreehari

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

let it bring a revolution

4. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

16. winenerd

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

5. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 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

17. winenerd

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

6. p211093

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

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

10. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 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.

11. user312

Posts: 68; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Well they can expect a lawsuit from apple.

12. Avicktim

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

AskJeeves phone

13. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

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

14. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

18. great

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

iphone wannabes !

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