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Geeksphone Revolution smartphone with Firefox OS arrives on February 20

Geeksphone Revolution Firefox OS and Android dual-boot smartphone
Geeksphone Revolution dual-boot smartphone
The Intel Atom-powered handset has a 4.7-inch qHD display, 1 GB of memory and 4 GB of internal storage and is able to boot up Firefox OS and Android. Despite its average specs, the Revolution is the first one of its kind.

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Spanish mobile phone maker Geeksphone teased its upcoming Firefox OS-powered handset dubbed Revolution already and now more information about it has just become available, including its date of release. The 4.7-inch Intel Atom-powered device is the world's first dual boot Android-Firefox OS smartphone and will become available for purchase on February 20, right before the debut of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

These are the specs of the Geeksphone Revolution smartphone:

  • Processor: dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 up to 1.6GHz
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB LPDDR2 RAM; 4 GB of internal storage and microSD support up to 32 GB
  • Display: 4.7-inch IPS touchscreen with 960X540 pixels
  • Cameras: 1.3 MP webcam and 8 MP with LED flash back-facing
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with A-GPS, micro USB
  • Operating systems: Android or Firefox OS
  • Battery: 2,000 mAh

The back camera is capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30 fps. The handset does not offer 4G LTE connectivity or a high-resolution display but is very flexible instead, as it can run Android and an "alternative OS" including "the innovative B2G OS by Mozilla, or other community-developed builds."

According to the latest reports from its makers, the handset will cost $395 in both Europe and the US. Unfortunately, it will only come loaded with Firefox OS and users will have to install Android themselves to turn it into a dual-boot device.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-02-12 (Update: 2014-02-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.