Firefox OS Keon Unboxing

Here are some photos of my unboxing of the GeeksPhone Keon running Firefox OS that I got today:

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One thing I immediately liked was the packaging for the Keon is pretty darn unique.

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     I like the images on the side of the box which represent some of the things it can do.

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 Each phone comes with a simple booklet and a Firefox OS sticker

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The inside of the box is neat and lets you use it to keep your phone organized and also holds a pair of earbuds, european USB charger and a regular USB cable.

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The vinyl screen protector it shipped with was a bit messy but it didn’t matter much to me.

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The back cover is a vibrant looking orange and feels rubberized

IMGP0622The phone booting up

IMGP0624Pick a language… So many available!

IMGP0630Set your time and date

IMGP0628Connect to wifi!

IMGP0634Import contacts from SIM, Facebook and more (perhaps coming soon!)

IMGP0635Mozilla values improving products so I picked to send anonymous data

IMGP0638Taking a tour

IMGP0642Moving icons

IMGP0641Swiping for the win

IMGP0643Swipe down for notifications

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IMGP0652All the things we love

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IMGP0657And finally a quick peek at the settings

There really is so much more including the Marketplace and speed that make this open mobile platform the wave of the future.

I think we are moving towards a time where mobile platforms like Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch and maybe even Tizen can compete with platforms like Android and iOS. I think Mozilla is doing a great job and has a super strategy for evangelizing the platform and getting partners and developers on board.

Comments

  1. Kris says

    IS this CDMA & GSM BAsed phone ?

    Do this support internet from SIM, As you connect from WIFI I am confused ?

    What kind of difference you feel when you tried to run it and android ?

  2. Cyrildz Akh says

    “Mozilla values improving products so I picked to send anonymous data” … you were the first to criticise canonical about the famous dash / webapp for the same thing you choose now to do with Mozilla …
    Still thanks for share the unboxing :)

    • says

      There is a significant difference between the two scenarios. Mozilla anonymizes all data it collects and its strictly performance and crash data and nothing to do with search queries on a users private desktop.

      Canonical does not anonymize data and like other providers keeps logs for all http/https hits and the ip addresses, time, date and other tidbits.

      If they were to compare that minimal data with say their Ubuntu One service or Launchpad logs they could conclude who was searching for what. A member of the Ubuntu Technical Board has pointed out what a major privacy flaw this whole implementation is and so has the EFF and FSF.

      Notably, Mozilla has almost always been praised for its great stance on user privacy. They were named one of the top organizations championing user privacy.