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Mozilla announces prototype devices for Firefox OS

Mozilla has announced the first test phones made in partnership with Spanish start-up Geekphone that will be used by application developers to try out OS Firefox: the Keon and Peak models. The intention is to make the mobile internet experience accessible to the largest number of people. In fact, the idea is to market a mobile operating system that can compete with Android in terms of costs. The sale of the handsets should begin by the Brazilian market.

Both models are intended for application developers, so they get used to the system before it reaches the final version, which will be marketed. This way developers can experiment with the system and create programs for the Mozilla platform. According to the Mozilla director, in August 2012, the first Firefox OS devices would be launched in Brazil in 2013.

Keon

Mozilla's idea of ​​inserting its devices into emerging markets, thus, is nothing better than a simple, affordable device that proposes an input device. The basic Keon model is closer to function phones than smartphones. The forecast of arrival at the market February.

Keon Model Specifications

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1GHz CPU
  • 3.5 inch HVGA Multitouch screen
  • 3MP camera
  • 4 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
  • MicroSD, WiFi, MicroUSB, GPS
  • 1580 mAh battery
  • OTA Updates
  • 3G HSPA
  • GSM 2G EDGE

Peak

The Peak model can be considered a level above Keon, but without much enthusiasm. If we are going to make a comparison with the devices already available in the market, it would be more for the flagship launches of 2011. There is still no prediction of launch or suggested value for the device, Geekphone said to reach stores for an unimaginable price.

Peak Model Specifications

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2GHz dual-core CPU (Chip not specified – Krait or Cortex-A5?)
  • QHD IPS Multitouch 4.3 inch screen
  • 8MP camera with flash
  • 2MP front camera
  • 4GB ROM and 512 RAM
  • MicroSD, WiFi, MicroUSB, GPS
  • 1800 mAh battery
  • 3G HSPA
  • GSM 2G EDGE

And what is your opinion about the two prototypes of Mozilla? Do you believe the Firefox developer will be able to generate competition with Google's OS? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Pictures: Geekphone

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