First Firefox OS-powered Smartphones Now Available for Purchase
On January 22nd, Mozilla unveiled the first two developer smartphones that were running the company’s proprietary mobile operating system, Firefox OS. We are talking about Geeksphone Keon and Geeksphone Peak, two smartphones were supposed to hit the market in February. Earlier this year Mozilla also revealed the technical specifications of the Geeksphone Keon and Geeksphone Peak, but didn’t mention anything about their prices.
The Geeksphone Keon and Geeksphone Peak failed to become available for purchase, but now we have news from Mozilla – the two Firefox OS-powered smartphones made their market debut yesterday, February 23rd. According to the search engine giant, the two terminals are completely unlocked and currently running a development version of Firefox OS, which will be updated periodically, allowing the software developers to test applications and hardware. Of course, there’s also a Firefox OS simulator, but you can’t compare it with real terminals.
The Geeksphone Keon comes with modest technical specifications having a price tag of €91 no tax included. Keon packs a 3.5-inch display with HVGA resolution and under its hood it accommodates a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor clocked at 1 GHz, next to 512 MB of RAM. According to Mozilla, the specifications of Geeksphone Keon will be similar to the ones the smartphones that will make it on the emergent markets of the globe in the coming months.
On the other hand, Geeksphone Peak, is a bit more expensive, priced €149, but it boasts a 4.3-inch qHD IPS display, a Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal storage, all these being powered by a 1,800 mAh battery.
According to Mozilla the Geeksphone Peak is more appropriate for testing the apps developed for the consumers that spend more time travelling.