Last summer, Mozilla announced that it would be joining the smartphone OS market with its own Firefox OS. Now that they have a functional operating system, they need developers to get apps into their ecosystem. Earlier this month, Ubuntu announces its smartphone OS, and Blackberry 10 is set to launch this year too. Those, along with Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone, the smartphone market is about to get very crowded.
Mozilla’s first developer phone, dubbed Keon (made by Geeksphone), will feature a 3.5 inch HVGA touchscreen, a Snapdragon S1 processor, 512 MB RAM, expandable 4GB MicroSD storage and a 1580 mAh battery. They’ve also announced that the phone will get OTA updates. There’s no information on pricing and how developers can buy the phone, but it is expected to start shipping next month. Geeksphone also mentioned a second phone, called Peak, which features a 4.3-inch qHD screen, a 1.2 Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 and a larger 1800 mAh battery; the rest of the specs including RAM and storage remain the same.