The Geeksphone Revolution is a smartphone designed to run the open source version of Firefox OS… or other operating systems. It’s a 4.7 inch phone with mid-range specs — but that could be enough to make it the most powerful phone designed to run Mozilla software so far. And if you’re not happy with that software, you can install Android or something else.
Geeksphone has been working on the phone for a while, and now it’s just about ready to launch. The company plans to start selling the Geeksphone Revolution February 20th for 289 Euros, or about $395 US.
That price will snag you a phone with an Intel Atom Z2560 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and a 960 x 540 pixel IPS display.
The phone has a microSD card slot, a 2000mAh battery, and an 8MP camera. It supports 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and HSPA/WCDMA networks.
While the specs aren’t all that impressive, most Firefox OS phones released to date have smaller, lower-resolution displays and slower processors.
Technically, the Geeksphone Revolution won’t run Firefox OS. Instead it’ll run the open source Boot 2 Gecko operating system that Firefox OS is based on.
Out of the box, the phone will actually come with Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software. But there’s an option to switch to B2G or other community-supported operating systems and remain up-to-date using Geeksphone’s 1-click over-the-air update system.