The World’s First Firefox Phones

Posted on Jan 24 2013 - 9:06pm by Robert

If you like to use Firefox as the browser on your PC then you might be interested to see that Mozilla has given out some information on the very first smartphones which will use this system.

The first couple of phones running Firefox will be produced by a modestly sized Spanish company going be the name of Geeksphone. They will be aimed at getting the attention of developers first of all, before being unleashed on the general public.

These phones will use the HTML5 language and one of the keys is that the platform will supposedly offer a greater degree of freedom to software developers.

A Crowded Marketplace

phoneThe Firefox phones aren’t the only new ones we are waiting on though, are they? Oh no, there are quite a few names about to be thrown into the proverbial smartphone hat and among them are Ubuntu, Sailfish, Tizen and Blackberry 10. It remains to be seen whether there is a big enough marketplace for all of these different models to thrive.

Back to the Firefox phones though. The phone you will really want is the Peak, while the Keon is a more basic model.

The Peak has a display measuring 4.3 inches and an 8 megapixel camera. It runs off a Snapdragon S4 processor. The Keon, on the other hand, has a 3.5 inch screen, a 3 megapixel camera and the less impressive Snapdragon S1 processor.

Next month is when we can expect to find them on sale. No prices have been given out yet but it has been suggested that they will be at the lower end of the price scale and will be particularly focussed on emerging markets.

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