Geeksphone puts Firefox OS phones up for pre-order, sees high demand

Geeksphone PeakMozilla’s Firefox web browser will surely be familiar to many of you, but did you know Mozilla has come up with its own mobile operating system, named Firefox OS? It’s scheduled for release this year, and will be supported by many networks and hardware manufacturers around the world, however it’s a little known Spanish startup Geeksphone which is first to put Firefox phones on sale.

The Keon and Peak were announced last year and are primarily aimed at developers wanting to test apps built for Firefox OS, however we the public can order one ourselves, and it’s currently the only way to try out Firefox OS in the real world.

You can opt to buy the basic Keon or the slightly more advanced Peak through Geeksphone’s own website. The Keon has a 3.5-inch display, a 1GHz single-core processor, a 3 megapixel camera and 4GB of internal memory. It also features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a microSD card slot, plus 3G connectivity. As for the Peak (which is pictured above), it has a larger 4.3-inch display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera, plus a video call lens above the screen.

Prices are listed in euros, and you’ll pay 100 euros for the Keon and 150 euros for the Peak. This doesn’t include VAT or delivery, which together add at least another 50 euros on to the price. At the moment, Geeksphone’s website is down, indicating it has seen plenty of demand for the new phones, so if you’re interested in grabbing one for yourself, it’s best to wait a while before having a go.

You can visit the site by following this link.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars