GeeksPhone Peak

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GeeksPhone Peak
GeeksPhone Peak.jpeg
Manufacturer GeeksPhone
Slogan One step beyond.[1]
Compatible networks
First released 23 April 2013 (2013-04-23)
Availability by country 23 April 2013[3]
Form factor Bar
Dimensions
  • Width: 133.6 millimetres (5.26 in)
  • Height: 66 millimetres (2.6 in)
  • Thickness: 8.9 millimetres (0.35 in)[4]
Operating system Firefox OS[3]
CPU
Memory 512 MB[2]
Storage 4  GB[2]
Removable storage microSD, up to 32 GB[5][6]
Battery
  • 1800 mAh battery[2]
  • micro-USB charging
Data inputs
Display 540 × 960 px (qHD) capacitive touchscreen, 4.3"[2][7]
Rear camera 8 MP[2]
Front camera 2 MP[7]
Connectivity
SAR

Head 0.56 W/kg
Hotspot (1cm gap) 1.23 W/kg

Body (1cm gap) 0.92 W/kg[9]

The GeeksPhone Peak is a low-end smartphone released by GeeksPhone in April 2013. It is intended for software developers wanting to build and test mobile applications on the new Firefox OS, not for general consumers.[10]

The Peak and the entry-level Keon are the first commercially available mobile devices running Firefox OS.

History and availability[edit]

GeeksPhone Keon and Peak initially became available on 23 April 2013 and the first batch sold out in a few hours.[11]

Open-source[edit]

Unlike the lower-end GeeksPhone Keon, the Peak is not fully open source[12] as it contains and requires some proprietary Qualcomm code.

GeeksPhone Peak+[edit]

The GeeksPhone Peak+, an improved version of the original Peak, was first announced on 16 July 2013.[13] Unlike the original Peak, Peak+ is a customer-oriented device,[14] which features twice the RAM of the original Peak and an added compass sensor.[15] The Peak+ also features the same exterior dimensions as the peak.

GeeksPhone estimates that the shipping of the Peak+ devices will start in November 2013,[15] but they've had some issues with material providers who haven't been complying with the given dates.[16]

Mozilla does not allow the GeeksPhone Peak+ to be called a "Firefox OS device" and insists that it should be described as a "device based on Boot to Gecko technology".[17] It has been said that Mozilla is yet to make up its mind regarding what "Firefox OS certification" entails and that it favors its carrier supports over start-ups, such as GeeksPhone. GeeksPhone assures that despite Mozilla not wanting to support the Peak/Peak+ display resolution, the internals of Peak+ will be exactly the same as those of the original Peak, only without the Mozilla logos. The Peak + is now running a certified copy of Firefox OS 1.1.[18][19]

The Geeksphone Peak+ was cancelled as of 28 November 2013.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geeksphone. Say 'hola' to the future". Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Peak – Geeksphone". GeeksPhone. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Peters, Stormy (22 April 2013). "Geeksphone to start selling Firefox OS Developer Preview phones on April 23". Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Silva-Ramos, Rodrigo (24 April 2013). "Additional specification properties". GeeksPhone Forum. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "64GB MicroSDXD". 24 May 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "is micro SDXC Supported? (e.g. 64GB)". 23 April 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Mozilla officially unveils Geeksphone Keon and Peak smartphones with Firefox OS". AndroidBuddies. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Geeksphone Peak With Firefox OS Specifications and Price". 23 April 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Silva-Ramos, Rodrigo (24 April 2013). "Additional specification properties". GeeksPhone Forum. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Geeksphone Keon – Smartphones – CNET Reviews". 11 May 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Spence, Ewan (23 April 2013). "Geeksphone Sold Out in a Few Hours, That's A Good First Step for Firefox OS – Forbes". Forbes. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  12. ^ Martínez Lozano, Carlos (8 April 2013). "[How to] [UNNOFICIAL] build and replace gecko and gaia (with mozilla's)". Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  13. ^ Diaconescu, Adrian (16 July 2013). "GeeksPhone Peak+ To Be The World's First High-End Firefox Smartphone? | GadgeTell". TechnologyTell. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  14. ^ Lomas, Natasha (25 July 2013). "Geeksphone Announces Its First Consumer-Focused Firefox Smartphone, Mid-Range Peak+ Preorders Kick Off At $196". Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "Peak+ (Pre-order) - Geeksphone". GeeksPhone. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  16. ^ Cuervo, Luis (9 September 2013). "Peak+ vs Peak details & shipping troubles". Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  17. ^ Lomas, Natasha (28 July 2013). "Mozilla, The Late-To-The-Mobile-Party Lumbering Dinosaur Of Open, Is Playing Carriers' Pet To Make Firefox OS Fly | TechCrunch". Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Geeksphone now selling Firefox OS to consumers with Peak+". cNet. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  19. ^ Cuervo, Luis (29 July 2013). "Peak+ is not Firefox OS device!". Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  20. ^ "Peak+ cancellation". 28 November 2013.