Mozilla Announces Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone Units


Mozilla caused a stir this week when it recently bared two smart phones that it has developed with Spanish company GeeksPhone. The two preview smart phones, named Keon and Peak, run on the Firefox OS and are designed for app developers who believe they are up to the task of creating applications and software for the famed open-source mobile platform.

According to GeeksPhone, the two devices are easy to tell apart. The Keon carries the orange color associated with Mozilla, has a 3.5” HVGA display, is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, has 4GB of storage, a RAM of 512MB and 1580 mAh battery. The Keon is the decidedly low-end of the two phones, with a 480 x 320 resolution, a 3-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi/3G.

On the other hand, the Peak comes in a white, matte model and is more powerful, specs wise. It has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 4GB of storage, a RAM of 512MB and 1800 mAh battery. The Peak’s display screen is 4.3” with a resolution of 960 x 540. It also has a 2mp front camera and an 8mp rear camera.

The collaboration of Mozilla and GeeksPhone have made several interested quarters excited over the prospect that this might signal the development of low-cost phones that can go head to head with the Android and iOS and that can also be marketed worldwide. There’s no concrete report on when the two smart phones will be available but Mozilla is aiming to have the first batches of Keon out by next month. No word yet on how much the Keon and Peak will cost.


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