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European launch coming on February 20 for interesting looking hybrid

When Firefox OS first started going on devices, Geeksphone was first out of the gate with some of the developer devices. While it hasn't exactly taken off, we're a little further down the line and Geeksphone is back with its latest Firefox OS smartphone. Only this one is a dual-booter with our favorite mobile OS. This hybrid smartphone is coming to market in Europe later this month on Feb. 20 for €289, though early buyers may get a €20 discount. 

Inside the Revolution is a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel CPU, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of on-board storage with a microSD card slot. Out front is a 4.7-inch qHD display, and round back there's an 8MP camera. The 2000mAh battery isn't huge, but then Intel devices have generally done pretty well on battery life in the past. 

The official spec list doesn't list which exact version of Android we're looking at, but all the images suggest some form of Jelly Bean. It's definitely in the mid-range when it comes to hardware, but Geeksphone promises a seamless switch to Firefox OS, or any other "community supported flavor of an OS." 

There's no word on any non-European availability right now either, and with the price working out around $395 you'd have to be pretty set on getting one to import at that price. 

Source: Engadget

 

 

Reader comments

Geeksphone Revolution gives you Android and Firefox OS for €289

16 Comments

Moto G doesn't dual-boot.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

So this is what happened to all those HTC First devices. I knew I recognized that design language.

This is going to be a good piece of hardware.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3 Maxx...!!!
(ZeroLemon 7000mA battery and ZeroShock Case)

Maybe I just do not get it, where is the place in the Mobile world for FF OS? I can justify the others but not this one. or Tizen. or Ubuntu (maybe ubuntu)

Ubuntu would be great if they could deliver on what the Edge (or whatever they called it) promised. Namely, the ability to hook it up to an external monitor via HDMI and seamlessly switching to the desktop version of Ubuntu, without having to worry about different packages for mobile and desktop versions of the same applications.

Unfortunately, until that stops being vapor, I can't see a good reason to give it much of a shot. And honestly, even if they'd met their funding goals, I really doubt that the hardware would've made it into anyone's hands.

That's going to be a crucial feature of most Ubuntu handsets. It will have the ability to function as a full Ubuntu desktop when plugged in.
The edge had higher end specs, plus a sapphire screen and the ability to dual boot with Android.

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One developer needs to make one decent ffos device, just to shake the tree

Posted via my outdated Droid RAZR Maxx HD using the Android Central App

According to Engadget this phone apparently has a 2560x1440 resolution display which is actually QHD. Although this would explain the price of the phone, I cannot fathom the reasoning of having so many pixels on such an under-specced phone. Not only would performance be bad but the battery would be drained even faster.