Set to become available starting with February, unlocked and SIM-free
Today, Mozilla announced the availability of the first developer preview phones for its upcoming Firefox OS, called Keon and Peak and designed by Geeksphone.The two devices fall in line with Mozilla’s aim at bringing the Firefox OS to the entry and mid range of the market, and come with rather modest specs lists when compared to what we’re used to seeing in today’s Android devices.
Built entirely using web standards, Mozilla’s Firefox OS is meant to bring the smartphone segment to more users, through providing them with all the features usually available in handsets courtesy of HTML5 apps.
The aforementioned Keon and Peak developer preview handsets are meant to provide app builders with the possibility to design software for the new mobile platform.
“This week we are announcing our new Firefox OS developer preview phones because we believe that developers will help bring the power of the web to mobile. These developer phones are being developed by Geeksphone in partnership with Telefonica and Geeksphone,” Mozilla announced.
Keon was built with a 3.5-inch HVGA screen on the front, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of ROM, a 3MP camera on the back, and support for UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA) and GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE).
Furthermore, the new device features a 1580 mAh battery inside, along with MicroSD memory card slot, support for Wi-Fi n, GPS, MicroUSB, Light and Proximity Sensors, and G-Sensor.
As for Peak, it was designed with a 4.3-inch qHD IPS display, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. It comes with an 8-megapixel camera on the back, with flash, and with a 2MP front camera.
The handset also sports UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA) and GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE) connectivity, Wi-Fi, microSD card slot, MicroUSB, the aforementioned sensors, and an 1800 mAh battery.
According to Mozilla, both these Firefox OS devices are set to start shipping to developers in February, unlocked and SIM-free, though no specific info on their pricing has been made available as of now.