Firefox OS Smartphones Go on Sale Tomorrow
While hardware giants such as ZTE, Alcatel, LG, Huawei and Sony have publicly committed to building and distributing phones running Mozilla’s HTML5-powered Firefox OS, the first company to actually go to marketwith Firefox OS devices (albeit only developer preview handsets for now) is a bootstrapped Spanish upstart called Geeksphone.
With a 12-person team, a 20-year-old CTO and co-founder (see my video interview with Javier Agüera below) and not a single dime in venture capital raised to date, Geeksphone will be opening its online store for customers worldwide in the very near future – as expected. In fact, The Next Web has been informed that people will be able to start placing orders for the startup’s entry-level Keon and the more powerfulPeak tomorrow (Tuesday) or Wednesday at the very latest.
Update: aaaand the store is now live.
That will make Geeksphone first to market indeed, which might be something of a competitive advantage – provided there is indeed a market for Firefox OS devices to begin with.
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