Before the big launch at the Mobile World Congress this year, Geeksphone launched the first two devices that will officially have the new operating system. They are the Peak and Keon based on Firefox OS developer preview phones because they believe that developers will help bring the power of the web to mobile.
Firefox OS is a system developed entirely on HTML5 sponsored under the joint effort of Geeksphone and Telefonica focused primarily to emerging markets that demands low cost devices. None of the geeksphone Peak and Keon are high end devices but non of them seem to have a problem and the system moves fairly smooth on them. Both models are going to be available in February.
The Keon model – A light and versatile, but also powerful developer preview device which has all the hardware features you need to start developing software for Firefox OS in a performant environment. Also a great companion for your daily tasks.
- CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz
- UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
- Screen 3.5″ HVGA Multitouch
- 3 MP Camera
- 4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
- MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB
- 1580 mAh battery
- Over the air updates
- Unlocked, add your own SIM card
The Peak model – A powerful developer preview device introducing cutting edge features, like a 4.3″ qHD screen, at a price you could never have imagined. For those who like to be one step beyond, Peak is your developer preview device.
- CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2Ghz x2.
- UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA).
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE).
- Screen 4.3″ qHD IPS Multitouch.
- Camera 8 MP (back) + 2 MP (front).
- 4 GB (ROM) and 512 (RAM).
- MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB, Flash (camera).
- Battery 1800 mAh.
You can try out Firefox OS and your app (if you created one) in several different ways:
- Install Marketplace for Android on your Android phone. (Your friends and family can also do this – it’s as easy as installing an app, so they can try out your app too.)
- Use the browser-based Firefox OS Simulator to view and test your mobile app on the desktop.
- Install Firefox OS on your own hardware.
- Purchase a Firefox OS Developer Preview device! Working with Geeksphone and Telefonica we’ve created a Firefox OS Developer Preview phone especially for developers. Be the first to show off Firefox OS and your app! First phones will be available in February.