Mozilla enters the Smartphone empire
Mozilla hopes that developers will rise up to its expectation that the Firefox OS will boost up the exploration of web technologies. Earlier reports of Firefox having tie ups with ZTE and recent cooperation with Telefonica indicates that it has already got enough back up. Keon and Peak, though preview phones, are able to attract the attention of the tech world.
The main features of Keon are:
It has a 3.5” HVGA multi- touch screen. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz as its CPU and 1580 mAh battery. The phone has a memory of 4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM and a microSD slot to expand its memory. It has a 3 MP rear camera too. As far as the connectivity facilities are concerned, Keon has Wifi N, Light and proximity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS and MicroUSB. It also has GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE) and UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA).
The salient features of Peak model are:
It has 4.3” qHD IPS multi touch screen with Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2 GHz x2. The device has 4 GB ROM and 512 RAM with a microSD card slot to expand its memory. The rear camera has 8MP with flash light and front camera has 2MP. Peak is powered by 1800 mAh battery. For its connectivity, Peak has Wifi N, Light and proximity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS and MicroUSB. It has GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE) and UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA).
Keon appears in an Orange tinge whereas Peak is all White. Though nothing has been revealed about the pricing, both Keon and Peak are labelled as the low cost rivals to Android. It is said to carry a price tag of $100, that is nearly 5,400/- Indian rupees. The first bunch of phones are to be shipped in coming February. When Firefox OS was introduced in CES 2013, it was evident that Mozilla is full steam ahead in moulding Firefox operated smartphone with a low budget.