Mozilla Announces Two Firefox OS Developer Preview Phones – Keon and Peak

By Tuesday, January 22, 2013 0 , , Permalink 0

The two handsets have been developed by Geeksphone in collaboration with Telefonica. These units will provide developers with dedicated Firefox OS hardware enabling them to test applications, widgets on actual phone hardware.

Diving deep into the specifications and talking about the more powerful handset of the two – The Peak is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and 512MB RAM; boasts of a 4.3-inch qHD IPS display; has a 8-megapixel main camera (rear) and a 2-megapixel front camera. The phone has 1800 mAh battery and 4GB of storage.

The Keon though not as powerful as the Peak is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor and loaded with 512MB RAM; has 3.5-inch HVGA display; has a 3-megapixel camera and comes with MicroSD support. Keon too has 4GB storage capacity and houses a 1580 mAh battery while supporting for 2G as well as 3G networks.

The thing to remember here is that neither of these phones represent the actual handsets that might be available once the Firefox is released to customers and consumer grade handsets are made.

Announced back in early 2012, Mozilla released a desktop version of the Firefox OS in July. Just a month after that a Nokia engineer ported the mobile operating system onto Raspberry Pi computer.