Geeksphone Keon has cleared the FCC, allowing government-employed engineers to play with one of the first Firefox OS-based devices before the rest of the world.
If you recall, this is an entry-level device, one that comes with a 3.5-inch HVGA screen and 1GHz single-core processor. Moreover, there’s 3G (HSPA) radio on board as well as 1,580mAh Li-ion battery.
We doubt the Keon will be available in the U.S. through any carrier, but if you’re eager to join Firefox’s mobile revolution, you’ll be able to buy one of these from importers for some $120 and then use it on AT&T’s network — cause you won’t get 3G with no other major carrier.
We’re still kinda skeptical about Firefox OS’ prospects but that doesn’t mean a thing. First of all, it’s first target are emerging markets of the world and only after it proves there, it will find its way to the West. In the meantime, we have Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry to play around…