Geeksphone details its dual-OS wielding handset, the Revolution

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Spanish smartphone manufacturerGeeksphone has published the first product images of its dual-OScapable smartphone, the Revolution. It's a fairly nice looking slabof glass and plastic. Also, there are more details on how the noveltyAndroid/Firefox OS-running smartphone is going to switch between itstwo operating systems. The device will feature Geeksphone'sproprietary MultiOS technology which the company describes as a"1-click OTA system". The Revolution runs Android bydefault, but the user can "seamlessly" switch to Firefox OSor an alternative via a "user-friendly graphical interface".Apparently, the phone is not restricted to running only Mozilla'smobile platform alongside Google's.

If anyone's wondering why Geeksphone isusing the "Boot2Gekko" brand instead of Firefox, while thebrowser's iconic logo is nowhere to be found on the webpage orhandset itself, here's why. Thename Firefox OS, and the Firefox logo are trademarked by Mozillaand cannot be licensed for use by independent manufacturers. When alicense procedure becomes available, Geeksphone will obtain the rightto use them. Meanwhile, the core functionality is the same as that ofFirefox OS. It all boils down to a brand issue.

The Geeksphone Revolution's full specsheet is also revealed. It looks as follows:

Screen Size4.7"
Display TechnologyIPS LCD
Touch Screen TechnologyMulti-touch
ProcessorDual-core Intel® Atom™ processor Z2560 with up to 1.6GHz
MicroSD support, Up to 32GB
System I/O3.5φ Audio Jack, Micro USB
SensorsG‐Sensor + E‐Compass + Light/Proximity Sensor
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth Class 3.0
Sensor size main camera8 Mpx
Type of camera flashFlash LED
Sensor size front camera2 Mpx
Video1080p @ 30fps
EnergyBattery: 2000 mAh.
Data networkHSPA/WCDMA: 2100/1900/900/850 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
HSDPA up to 21Mbps, HSUPA up to 5.76Mbps
GPRS Class 12 / EDGE Class 12

There is still no pricing or releasedate for the Geeksphone Revolution.

source: Geeksphone

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