We heard of the Facebook phone… that has never really appeared on shelves, and it seems Mozilla, the creators of Firefox, want in on the action. Mozilla recently showed off a phone running their Firefox OS at CES, though no one was sure what to make of it. Until now. They have revealed their developer preview phone that is never meant to go on shelves, but for developers to make apps for. This phone, which looks like an iPhone OS in a Nokia Lumia’s body, has some specs following it’s release. Check out the specs after the break.
The Firefox developer preview phone itself will have a 3.5 inch HVGA screen with 1 GHz Snapdragon S1 CPU and a 3MP Camera. Sounds rather bottom of the road when it comes to features, but this phone is purely meant for developers, not for sale in any kind of store. It will, of course, have 3g connectivity and WiFi capabilities. Mozilla claims the first of their phones will be released next month, yet no one is sure what those phones will be. The Keon, the phone specs I just listed, also has a more powerful cousin, the Peak
The Peak has a 4.3 inch screen, 8MP camera and a 2MP camera on the face. This one packs a 1.2 GHz Dual-core snapdragon S4 processor and a bulkier battery. Same deal with this phone in that it’s not meant for store shelves. Upon the first few images of the Firefox OS quite a few people complained that it looks like an Apple OS thrown into a Nokia Lumia’s body, which isn’t unfounded. Though people have complained, in the past, that Android devices look a lot like iPhones. There have been many court cases involving that very complaint. But the new Firefox OS seems a bit too close… closer than what Samsung had going on for a while.
This means that there is even more competition added to the mix with Windows, Apple, Google and now Mozilla adding more innovation to the smart phone market. Facebook’s cell phone never saw the light of day, and is still allegedly in the works. But Mozilla claims the new Firefox phones will be available as soon as next month! That is quite surprisingly soon after the demo phone was released, but I’m not complaining.