Geeksphone Revolution to bring its OS-switching self to stores on Feb. 20 for €289Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Geeksphone has been trickling out information about its new OS-switching Revolution for months now. First came a teaser announcement, followed by a few spec details and then finally some actual images of the device itself. Today that stream of information keeps on a-flowin', as Geeksphone has revealed the Revolutions launch and pricing details.
According to the Spanish device maker, the Revolution will be available in Europe starting on Feb. 20 at a price of €289 ($395 USD). Early adopters may have their courage rewarded with a discount, though, as Geeksphone has teased that it's planning an online early bird sale that'll knock the price of the Revolution down to €269 ($367 USD). There's no word yet on when or if the Revolution will arrive in other territories.
As I mentioned before, the Geeksphone Revolution has the ability to switch between operating systems, giving users the ability to run either Android or Boot2Gecko, a version of Mozilla's Firefox OS. This MultiOS technology is completely supported by Geeksphone, and the company says that it intends on supporting the Revolution with up-to-date software that'll be made available over the air.
When it comes to the hardware that's powering this MultiOS handset, Geeksphone has opted to include a 4.7-inch IPS 960x540 display, 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor and 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is set at 4GB, though users can add more with a microSD card. The Revolution also includes support for 21Mbps HSPA+ support on the 850/900/1900/2100MHz airwaves as well as a 2000mAh battery.
While the Revolution may not boast the most face-meltingly high-end spec list that we've ever seen, its ability to easily switch between Android and Boot2Gecko makes it an intriguing piece of kit. Even if a user sticks with Android for most of his or her smartphone use, having the ability to easily checking in on Mozilla's Boot2Gecko efforts is a pretty nice option to have, and I'm sure that there will be at least a few folks that will be willing to drop a few hundred bucks to have that luxury.
Now that we know how much the Geeksphone Revolution will cost when it hits store shelves, what do you think of the MultiOS device? Would you pick one up if it were offered in your country?
Via Engadget Spanish