Mozilla Foundation announced its first handsets powered by Firefox OS. Named Keon and Peak, the new mobile devices are developed by Telefonica and Geeksphone and are designed for developers interested in the platform.
The first terminal, Keon, does not have too impressive specifications, but Mozilla Foundation’s ambitions also aims to emerging markets, where the price is a critical issue.
Keon offers a 3.5-inch display with HVGA resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor clocked at 1 GHz, RAM memory with a capacity of 512 MB and 4 GB internal storage which can be expanded with a MicroSD card. The first Firefox OS handset offers a 2G tri-band modem and 3G quad-band plus 802.11n wireless connectivity. The features list also includes a 3-megapixel camera, a battery with a capacity of 1580 mAh, GPS and accelerometer.
With this terminal, Telefonica and Geeksphone have developed a second model, more impressive in terms of hardware, but the fact that Mozilla did not mention this product makes us think that this one might be launched later.
Peak will offer a 4.3-inch screen, IPS panel and qHD resolution, while the hardware platform will be a much more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip, clocked at 1.2 GHz. Connectivity and storage facilities are the same, but Peak’s camera will have a 8-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixle front partner, the battery also making a jump to 1800 mAh.
Unfortunately, Mozilla Foundation has not communicated the price of these terminals, but they will be launched the next month.