First Firefox OS Smartphones Sell Out On Launch Day

/ 5 years ago


The first smartphones to run the open source mobile operating system, Firefox OS, have gone on sale. On the same day as launch they rapidly sold out and crashed the retailers website. Geeksphone, a Spanish startup company, is producing and selling this first wave of Firefox smartphones via its online shop.

The website sold all stock rather rapidly and the website has since been taken down for maintenance to help it cope with the high traffic. The two phones that are selling are called Keon and Peak and are both budget smartphones running the Firefox OS. The Keon costs €91/£78 and the Peak costs €149/£130. The specifications are pretty decent for the money and can be seen below:


  • CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz
  • UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
  • Screen 3.5″ HVGA (320×480) Multitouch
  • 3 MP Camera
  • 4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
  • MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB
  • 1580 mAh battery
  • Over the air updates
  • Unlocked, add your own SIM card
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  • CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2Ghz x2
  • UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
  • Screen 4.3″ qHD (540×960) IPS Multitouch
  • Camera 8 MP (back) + 2 MP (front)
  • 4 GB (ROM) and 512 (RAM)
  • MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB, Flash (camera)
  • Battery 1800mAh

Firefox OS for mobile devices is an operating system that is open source and currently in a process of continuous development. Currently only Geeksphone will be selling smartphones running this hardware but larger manufacturers like Alcatel, Huawei, LG, Sony and ZTE have all shown an interest.

Good app support is going to be crucial to the success of Firefox OS and the open source nature of it will surely help get app developers onboard.

You can learn more about the Firefox OS for mobile devices here.

What are your thoughts on Firefox OS and the first batch of smartphones supporting it?


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2 Responses to “First Firefox OS Smartphones Sell Out On Launch Day”
  1. like the article says, it lives or dies on app support… though, I like using firefox on the pc.

  2. Wayne says:

    If the OS has good support I see no reason not to consider it. Just goes to show what can be accomplished using decent spec hardware at good prices. Apart from the measly 512 Mb RAM (768 Mb would’ve been more appropriate) in the Peak I’m impressed with the general specs & prices. The Keon looks like a good option for a 1st time smartphone owner.

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