Published on January 23, 2013 4:26 PM

Mozilla Presents First Two Firefox OS Smartphones

Geeksphone Peak and Keon unveiled

About a year ago, it transpired that Mozilla was working on its Boot-to-Gecko project for a mobile OS based on a platform even more open that Google's Android. Today, Mozilla's renamed Firefox OS is ready to go and will initially be launching in two handsets that have just been revealed—the Peak and the Keon.

The Peak and Keon smartphones both run on Firefox OS and are built by Spanish manufacturer Geeksphone, which outed a couple of Android handsets between 2010 and 2012. There's not a whole load of information out there about these two phones yet, but from the look of the tech specs, the Peak is a mid-range handset while the Keon is a more entry-level smartphone.

The Peak has a pretty similar set of specs to the Galaxy S2—a well-liked handset when it launched in 2011. It has a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4.3" screen with 960 x 540 pixels (four times less than Full HD), an 8-Megapixel camera and a 4 GB internal memory that can be expanded via the microSD card slot. And that's all we know for the time being, so you'll just have to guess at its weight, size and price.

All we know about the Keon is that it has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, a 3.5" screen with 480 x 320 pixels, a 3-Megapixel camera and a 4 GB internal memory plus microSD card slot. This model looks more on par with the Galaxy Mini 2, which we gave three out of five stars.

We've contacted Geeksphone in the hope of finding out more about prices and release dates for these handsets. Stay tuned for updates.

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