Two Firefox OS developer phones hit the market

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Apr 23, 2013
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  1. The first mobile phones running Mozilla’s Firefox OS are shipping today from a small Spanish company called Geekphone. The two budget handsets, the Keon and the Peak, are geared for developers that want to create apps for the new open-source...

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I cant believe these things sold out in two hours.
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,667   +1,101

    They look ok and the specs are good enough for a cheap smartphone. let's hope that the apps will be there when it launches.
    another strong competitor in the smartphone OS market is what we need right now.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Well, that is where Windows Phone comes in. But they are struggling to make any headway. I think this OS will join Palm in the graveyard. It has more potential though.
  5. waterytowers

    waterytowers TS Booster Posts: 101   +10

    I think Windows Phone is already in the grave.

    I will be interested to see how this goes since a phone using web technology for everything could make sense if web apps get access to the hardware through web friendly interfaces. It would be nice to be able to develop a single HTML based app to work on all platforms rather than the native app mess that currently exists.
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  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Every app I have used on iOS that is built on HTML5 is clunky and slow. Native is just better. For example, Facebook ditched HTML5 for their app for both iOS and Android since it was so slow.

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