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Jan
22

Firefox OS Phone revealed for developers

by Rob Zwetsloot

Mozilla has unveiled the first Firefox OS hardware, built with low specs by Geeksphone for developers

Firefox OS seems like it should be here shortly, with Mozilla increasing press around it, as well as holding a hack day specifically to learn the phone. To add to this, the first piece of Firefox OS hardware has been revealed – although this is specifically for developers.

Firefox OS Geeksphone
The new Firefox Phone

The phone’s specs are extremely low, and reminiscent of 2009’s HTC Nexus One, albeit with a lower resolution screen:

CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz

UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)

GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)

Screen 3.5″ HVGA Multitouch

3 MP Camera

4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM

MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB

1580 mAh battery

There’s currently no release date for the phone, but they will be sold off-carrier/unlocked. The low powered design is part of the Firefox OS ethos, as the HTML 5 run system apparently does not require the full power of Android or iOS.

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    • Pete

      The second model, aka Peak, is higher spec:

      CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2Ghz x2.
      UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA).
      GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE).
      Screen 4.3″ qHD IPS Multitouch.
      Camera 8 MP (back) + 2 MP (front).
      4 GB (ROM) and 512 (RAM).
      MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB, Flash (camera).
      Battery 1800 mAh.