Mozilla has finally announced their first—developer—phone based on their upcoming FireFox OS, which the company hopes will intrigue developers to create apps and games based on their platform. The device, however, isn’t exactly what we’d call a powerhouse, as the specs are extremely under par. The processor that Mozilla is packing into the device, which is codenamed Keon, is a Snapdragon S1 1GHz (single core) processor, it will only feature a meager 512MB of RAM and sport a display of only 3.5-inches with HVGA resolution. The rest of the specs fall right in line as well, a small 3-megapixel camera, 4GB of storage, no LTE support (however it does support 3G/HSPA 2100MHz/1900MHz/900MHz and 2G/EDGE 850MHz/900MHz/1800MHz/1900MHz). The only pluses, that we can see, are the battery size which is 1,580mAh and should be plenty to power this phone for more than a day, and the fact that it features expandable storage with SD card support.
Mozilla might be taking a different path with the FireFox OS, as iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 all battle it out for users who can afford higher-end phones, they may be looking to nab the pre-paid and free phone market right under the big boy’s noses. The developer phones should be ready for interested devs sometime in February, but no cost has been announced just yet.