Skip to Content
Uncategorized

Firefox OS Shows Off First Phones

Geeksphone is making the first devices, and they’re looking good.
January 22, 2013

The Firefox OS, an open-source, heavily Web-dependent mobile operating system that Mozilla is developing, plans to roll out some cute-looking smartphones in February that developers will be able to use to build apps for the platform.

In a blog post Tuesday, Mozilla’s director of websites and developer engagement, Stormy Peters, introduced the first two smartphone models, which are being made by a company called Geeksphone (it’s working with wireless carrier Telefonica on the project). The phones look similar to the iPhone (and, by extension, so many other smartphones on the market), with a touch-screen face framed in black. One will be bright orange–matching the Firefox logo’s hue–and the other will be white.

Peters says the “Peak” model will have a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch touch-screen, 8 megapixel camera on its back, and a 2 megapixel camera on its front. The “Keon” model will have a single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3.5-inch touch-screen and a 3 megapixel camera on the rear. Both will include 4 gigabytes of built-in storage space and 512 megabytes of RAM. No details were given about the devices’ pricing or exact availability.

The phones look good, and if they’re priced low enough they could snag developers who are still on the fence about making apps for the platform and want to see it running on a purpose-built device (rather than a computer-based simulator or, say, a recent Android smartphone).

Deep Dive

Uncategorized

Investing in people is key to successful transformation

People-related factors like talent attraction and retention and clear top-down communication will determine whether your transformation progresses or stalls.

Work reinvented: Tech will drive the office evolution

As organizations navigate a new world of hybrid work, tech innovation will be crucial for employee connection and collaboration.

The way forward: Merging IT and operations

Digital transformation in any industry begins with bridging the gap between two traditionally separate teams.

be a good example concept
be a good example concept

Be a good example

"It was in the newspaper, but the towers fell the next day, and what I’d done was quickly lost."

Stay connected

Illustration by Rose WongIllustration by Rose Wong

Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review

Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.

Thank you for submitting your email!

Explore more newsletters

It looks like something went wrong.

We’re having trouble saving your preferences. Try refreshing this page and updating them one more time. If you continue to get this message, reach out to us at customer-service@technologyreview.com with a list of newsletters you’d like to receive.