In our live coverage at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, we had the opportunity to see some great tech and awesome gadgets. One start-up that has a lot of potential is the Geeksphone company from Spain, with Firefox OS powered smartphones.

The two models are awesome, and in the demo, we’ve seen just how well the Firefox OS works. It operates very smooth and it looks clean and very user friendly. Also, thanks to the fact that the OS is a web-based platform, users have a lot of flexibility when using apps or the integrated universal search.

Geeksphone Keon and Peak: two new names for Firefox OS

geeksphone peak


Geeksphone will be coming in two flavors, each of them specifically targeted towards an area of the smartphone market. First off, we have the mid-level Keon, which can be considered the best choice for a first smartphone or a preview device that has both the hardware and the software for developers to start creating apps for Firefox OS. Here are the specs:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 7225AB 1Ghz CPU
  • UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
  • 3.5″ HVGA Screen with Multi-touch
  • 3 MP Rear Camera
  • 4 GB (ROM) and 512 MB (RAM)
  • MicroSD, Wifi N, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, Radio FM, Light and Proximity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB
  • 1580 mAh Battery

This device is pretty cool, but its bigger brother is even better. Targeted as a medium to high level device, the Geeksphone Peak has a lot to offer in terms of hardware. It will be interesting to see at what price these devices will come. Here’s a quick preview of the smartphone:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8225 1.2Ghz Dual-Core CPU
  • UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
  • 4.3″ qHD IPS Multi-touch Display
  • 8 MP Back Camera and a 2MP Front Facing Camera
  • 4 GB (ROM) and 512 MB (RAM).
  • MicroSD, Wifi N, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, Radio FM, Light and Proximity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB, Camera Flash
  • 1800 mAh Battery

App developers will have these models at their disposal to start creating content for the App Store, which will be very similar to the Play Store or Apple’s App Store. Although the platform has a lot of ground to cover and the competition is fierce, from what we’ve seen, it has what it takes to make it big.

At MWC we managed to get close and personal with the Geeksphone and we’ve found out that the devices will be available in a week’s time from the web store and although the pricing is not yet set, the Keon will revolve around the $100 and the Peak will be a bit more expensive, at around the $200-$300. Nevertheless, the smartphones are not too expensive, thus, the aim of Geeksphone to put a smartphone in every pocket is closer than ever.

Hands on with Geeksphone Peak

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