The first mobile phones to run Mozilla’s Firefox OS have been shipped today by Geekphone, a small Spanish Company.
The two handsets, the Keon and the Peak, have been geared for developers who want to create apps for the new open source mobile operating system.
The Keon has a 3.5 inch multitouch display 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 7225AB processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, tri-band UMTS/HSPA radio, a 3 megapixel camera, GPS, proximity sensory and 1,580 Ah battery.
The Peak has a 4.3 inch mutlitouch display, dual core 1.2GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8225 processor, 512 MB of system memory, 4GB of flash storage, tri-band UMTs/HSPA radio, an 8 megapixel camera, 2 megapixel front camera, GPS, proximity sensory, accelerometer and a 1,800mAh battery.
The handsets have been designed to target lower income markets and while a consumer version of the phone is still a year away, both phones are expected to retail under $300 each.
The success of these two handsets would mean big business for Firefox.