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

IMGP0622 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingThe phone booting up

IMGP0624 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingPick a language… So many available!

IMGP0630 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingSet your time and date

IMGP0628 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingConnect to wifi!

IMGP0634 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingImport contacts from SIM, Facebook and more (perhaps coming soon!)

IMGP0635 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingMozilla values improving products so I picked to send anonymous data

IMGP0638 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingTaking a tour

IMGP0642 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingMoving icons

IMGP0641 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingSwiping for the win

IMGP0643 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingSwipe down for notifications

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IMGP0652 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingAll the things we love

IMGP0649 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingHome screen area

IMGP0657 168x300 Firefox OS Keon UnboxingAnd 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.

  • Jsx

    nicely written..

    • Benjamin Kerensa

      Thanks Jsx!

  • Kris

    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 ?

    • Benjamin Kerensa

      GSM but I do hope that GeeksPhone produces a CDMA model soon (You hear that GeeksPhone? I know you guys are reading).

  • Cyrildz Akh

    “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 :)

    • Benjamin Kerensa

      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.

  • Benjamin Kerensa