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Firefox OS Developer Phones Go On Sale

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Apr 23, 2013, 8:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Geeksphone today announced the availability of two developer phones running Firefox OS. The Keon and Peak were revealed earlier this year and were initially expected to go on sale in February. Both phones run the newest version of Firefox OS (previously known to as Boot-to-Gecko). Firefox OS is an open mobile platform based on Linux and HTML5. It uses web standards to run apps in lieu of a traditional operating system. Mozilla is giving Firefox OS to carriers and handset makers for free as a low-cost alternative to mainstream smartphone platforms. The Keon is an entry-level developer device with a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 1GHz processor and 3-megapixel camera. The Peak is a mid-range device with a 4.3-inch qHD display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and 8-megapixel camera. The Keon costs $119 and the Peak costs $194. Both ZTE and Alcatel have committed to launching Firefox OS devices this year, and Sprint said it would be interested in selling Firefox OS-based devices when they become available.


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Apr 23, 2013, 8:59 PM


What carriers are these phones compatible with? Is there an at&t version?

For $199 I'd be willing to give this phone a test drive for a few weeks....
Its a GSM phone so it will work with T-Mobile and AT&T in the USA.

Apr 23, 2013, 8:22 AM


price is with contract or without a contract?????
seems to be no-contract pricing. Would you pay $120 for the Keon?

The device stats are ancient, if that device goes with a contract, it should be a $0 phone.
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