Now Spanish device maker Geeksphone is offering the first Firefox OS phone with decent, or at least mid-range specs. It’s called the Peak+ and it’s available for pre-order for €149, or just under $200.
That price doesn’t include taxes, but it also doesn’t include any carrier subsidies.
Here’s what you get for the money:
- 4.3 inch, 960 x 540 pixel IPS display
- 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8255 dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB storage
- MicroSD card slot
- 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
- WiFi, Bluetooth, FM radio, GPS
- 3G HSPA, 2G Edge connectivity
- 1800mAh battery
While those specs aren’t exactly impressive, up until now there hasn’t been a Firefox OS phone released with more than 512MB of RAM.
Geeksphone says the €149 pre-order price is a limited-time promotion. The phone will start shipping in September, and the price may go up around that time.
Update: A Mozilla spokesperson contacted Liliputing with the following statement:
“Today, Geeksphone announced the pre-sale of a new device based on Boot to Gecko technology. We want to clarify that this new phone that was announced is based on Boot to Gecko technology with pre-release software, but is not a certified or supported Firefox OS device.”
I checked with Mozilla, and apparently while Boot to Gecko (or B2G) is open source and available for anyone to use, only officially approved devices will ship with “Firefox OS.”