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First Firefox OS smartphones sell out same day as launch

First Firefox OS smartphones sell out same day as launch

By: Trace Hagan from Apr 23, 2013 @ 16:36 CDT

There appears to be at least some demand for devices running the new Firefox OS. The first Firefox OS devices were released today and the company's website crashed and the devices quickly sold out. The devices, its worth noting, don't even feature the highest of specifications.

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One thing that probably helped sales is the fact that they are unlocked and priced fairly reasonably. The cheap pricing comes as a direct result of low-power specifications. The devices are known as the Keon and Peak, which cost 91 euros and 149 euros respectively. The devices are made by a Spanish startup known as Geeksphone.

The Keon specifications are:

  • CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz
  • UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
  • Screen 3.5" HVGA (320x480) Multitouch
  • 3 MP Camera
  • 4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
  • MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB
  • 1580 mAh battery
  • Over the air updates
  • Unlocked, add your own SIM card

The Peak specifications are:

  • CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2Ghz x2
  • UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
  • Screen 4.3" qHD (540x960) 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 1800mAh
NEWS SOURCES:bit-tech.net

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