While there is not arguing that Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms are still holding the lion's share of attention in the mobile industry all around the world, it can also be said that there are some up-and-coming options that are worth taking a second look at. For those of you out there who have been using Mozilla's Firefox operating system on your computer, then the devices you're looking at here will be easily recognizable, both by name and aesthetics.
These are the first two developer devices from Mozilla and Geeksphone, the company partnering with Mozilla to bring their new Firefox mobile operating system to the public. With these two new devices, we get a first look at what the final versions will look like, and what their specifications will bring to the market.
The first of the pair is the Keon. It features a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display. Inside there's a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. On the back of the device there is a 3MP camera. It supports a microSD card slot for expandable memory, since 4GB isn't a lot by anyone's standards. It packs a 1,580mAh battery.
The other device is known as the Peak. It packs a 4.3-inch qHD IPS touchscreen display. Inside there's a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. On the back there's a 8MP camera, and a front-facing shooter at 2 megapixels. It, too, has a microSD card slot for extra memory, and a battery measured at 1,800mAh.
As it stands now, there isn't any information as to when we should expect to see these developer devices get released, but a few signs point to February. As to when we'll see finalized, ready-for-the-consumer devices? Last we heard, Mozilla was aiming for the end of 2013, and Sprint has voiced its support for the fledgling mobile OS in the past, so we could see some exciting new options come to market later this year.