First Firefox OS phones available now, designed for developers
posted by Ray S. / Apr 23, 2013, 7:33 AM
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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Interesting, but not my cup of tea! I'm excited about the Jolla phone.
posted on Apr 23, 2013, 7:35 AM 5
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Now all we need is a Yahoo Phone....lol
posted on Apr 23, 2013, 7:50 AM 5
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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 Apr 23, 2013, 8:34 AM 1
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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 Apr 23, 2013, 8:37 AM 1
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Looks like an iPhone, I can sense Apple lawyering up.
posted on Apr 23, 2013, 6:48 PM 1
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