Yesterday, Mozilla announced for the Firefox OS developer smartphones to go on sale today, via a retailer that goes by the name Geeksphone. As promised, the retailer put the first OS developer phone on sale early this morning, and within a matter of hours it managed to sell out its entire stock!
The retailer offered two versions of the Firefox OS phones, Keon and Peak. Keon is the low-end version priced at $119,which come in orange color and features a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor, 4GB internal storage with an expandable MicroSD card slot, 512MB of RAM, and a 3MP rear-facing camera.
Whereas the Peak, priced at $195 and available in white color, packs in a 4.3-inch qHD IPS display, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 8MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera and rest are the same as Keon.
Considering the fact that these phone are meant only for developers, the response appears to be quite great even if they sold a couple of hundred devices today. More the developers engage in the platform, more it’ll be beneficial for users in terms of apps availability. Geeksphone says the supplies will become available again by Friday and hopes to be able to one day receive order up to 5,000 phones a day.
According to Mozilla, Firefox OS handsets that are set to launch his June, will have similar specs as that of Keon’s. It’s definitely started off with a good start; let’s see how the new platform performs when it invades US market in 2014. Are you looking forward to yet another alternate platform in mobile devices?