Mozilla reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview handsets’ availability

Apr 22, 2013
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Mozilla reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview handsets’ availability

On January 22, we reported that Mozilla had revealed the first two developer handsets running Firefox OS, the Geeksphone Keon and Peak. Images and specs of the handsets were revealed, though shipping was said to start in February and prices weren't revealed. February has come and gone, and we finally have an update: says Mozilla, the smartphones will go on sale tomorrow.

Notes Mozilla, these two handsets are completely unlocked and run a development version of Firefox OS (which will be regularly updated), allowing developers to test things out alongside hardware in a way that is difficult to replicate with the simulator. The smartphones will be available for purchase from Geeksphone starting tomorrow, April 23.

The Keon is the orange variety of the handset featured above, offering lower-end specs and a price tag to match at €91/$118 USD (not including taxes). The handset features a 3.5-inch display with HVGA resolution. Under the hood, users will find a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor and 512MB of RAM. According to Mozilla, these specs are similar to what consumers can expect in handsets that hit shelves in the coming months.

The Peak, meanwhile, is a tad more expensive with a boost in the price tag to €149/$195 USD, featuring a 4.3-inch qHD IPS display, 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage space, and an 1800mAh battery. Says Mozilla, this handset is better suited for testing apps that are being developed for public consumption down the road.

[via Mozilla]


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