Friday, April 19, 2013

First Firefox OS Smartphones (Keon & Peak)

Two first smartphones to be running the HTML 5-based Firefox OS have been unveiled, the GeekPhone Keon and Peak. Are a duo of early Firefox OS-running smartphones targeted at app designers and developers to start building the upcoming OS' app ecosystem.

The GeekPhone Peak, is reportedly to be more powerful than the other one. The smartphone itself adopts a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip with 512Mb RAM and 4GB internal storage, has a 4.3" qHD IPS display, an 8Mp main camera with LED flash, 2Mp second camera, a microSD card slot and the usual array of smartphone sensors and connectivity options. This smartphone will be powered by a 1800mAh battery.

While the other one, brightly colored GeekPhone Keon, will have a unique Firefox-inspired orange paintjob. This smartphone runs on Snapdragon S1 CPU with at 1GHz, 512Mb RAM, a 3.5" HVGA display, 4Gb internal storage, and a microSD card slot despite its low-end nature. The only camera is at the back side with a 3Mp senor and without flash support. This smartphone will be powered by a 1580mAh battery.

The First Firefox OS Keon and Peak Availability and Prices

The prices and its availabilities of the first generation smartphones running on the HTML 5-based Firefox OS, Keon and Peak, have been announced by GeeksPhone officially, and both are among the lowest prices on the market. The GeekPhone Keon is priced under €91 or about $120, and the GeekPhone Peak is priced at €149 or about $195. These prices are not including taxes that your country will probably charge, so the final prices in your country could be higher, depending on the taxes.

The both Smartphones will be available from the GeeksPhone's online shop starting from next week, and the smartphones will be shipped worldwide.


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