Today I received the Firefox OS tablet from the Mozilla’s Firefox OS Contributor Program and made quick unboxing. Filled with excitement I upgraded the tablet to Firefox OS version 2.1 by following a great tutorial of a fellow Mozilla Rep, it was very easy indeed.
Here’s the specification of the tablet.
Brand/Model: Foxconn InFocus New Tab F1
Processor: A31 (ARM Cortex A7) Quad-Core 1.2GHz w/ PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
Screen: 10.1″ capacitive multi-touch @ 1280×800
Camera: Dual cameras, 2MP/5MP
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Ports: Micro SD, Micro USB, Microphone, 3.5mm Earphone jack
Sensors: Light Sensor, G Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor
Other: Speaker 0.7W x 2 Stereo, GPS/AGPS & GLONASS
Battery: 7000 mAh
Dimensions: 266(L) x 170(W) x 9.7(H) mm
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Today I got my Geeksphone Keon a developer preview device of Mozilla with the new mobile operating system named Firefox OS. The device is not yet available on the consumer market but you can buy it at Geeksphone online store for about Php5000. It would take about 3-4 business days shipping thru UPS going here in the Philippines, don’t worry UPS got a cool online tracking system for the package.
I already had a preview of the design and was really excited to have this unboxing experience. Using a minimalistic design with just a print on a box. The orange color being the dominant in the design with some use of the grays is just awesome. The overall packaging have the feel of organic design that I really admire being a designer myself.
The box has a lot of scotch tape on the bottom part to secure the contents inside that you may need to put it in a flat surface just to make sure it won’t drop.
The phone itself is in bright Firefox orange with a matte or rubber back plate finish that prevents it from slipping in my hand. The screen attract a lot of fingerprints just like any other phones but the display is clear and bright, I enjoyed playing the tower jelly game that has a lot of saturated colors.
Just like any other phone the basic items are included in the box, a charger with a detachable USB cable, stereo headphones and the supplied 1580 mAh battery. It has an initial charge so I’ve got to play with it for sometime before charging it, as you can see you may need a power adapter to fit in our power outlets. I’ve tried using the camera but it’s asking for an external memory card, a micoSD card that unfortunately you need to grab one.
- CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 7225AB 1Ghz.
- UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA).
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE).
- Screen 3.5″ HVGA Multitouch.
- Camera 3 MP.
- 4 GB (ROM) and 512 MB (RAM).
- MicroSD, Wifi N, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, Radio FM, Light & Prox. Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB.
- Battery 1580 mAh.
That’s it for now! Do you have an app ready for liftoff? Web developers that wants to work on a new platform can submit their apps at the Firefox Marketplace Developer Hub or join our local community Mozilla Philippines to get the latest updates for FirefoxOS.
Happy Birthday Firefox or Maligayang Kaarawan Firefox in Tagalog as we celebrate today around the world or depending on the timezone of course.
The hashtag for Twitter is #FxTurns8, you can also use it in Flickr for your photos celebrating the event today. Use this avatar image for different social media like Facebook and the like. We have a Twibbon campaign to spread in Twitter and Facebook, also if you’re on Tumblr you can reblog or follow this post. Please feel free to localize messages and post any language posts on the Tumblr. If you’re a fan of Firefox make sure to participate!
We will have a birthday party on Monday, November 12 in Valero Park Makati City at 6:00 pm with other Mozillians and volunteers. Also we have a special guest from Mozilla US to discuss about WebFWD an incubator for open source startup project. So see you there guys!
Mozilla Philippines community and Wikimedia Philippines joined forces to give open source workshops on Firefox localization and wiki editing. Join us for a day long of fun contributing to open source projects that we are using everyday. This will happen on Saturday May 19 , 2012 at the Asian Institute of Management, TPIC and BANCOM Room, Asian Institute of Management, 123, Paseo De Roxas, Makati. You can register online and invite your friends, the venue can handle 100 participants so keep em coming. It’s not a computer laboratory so participants should bring their laptop or tablet pc for the workshop.
This is a FREE workshop and If you have any questions about the event don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more willing to help you.
Part of the ReMo tools and toolkit is the business card for us to be identifiable, for attending events it’s very useful to extend our network. I’ve been longing to have this but have some doubts of producing my own for some reasons like uniformity and the right way to promote the Mozilla brand.
I just got my printed business card from Pixel800, a digital printing company that accepts short run order. The printing process is fast, done for almost 2 days. It looks awesome in Euro matte 300 gsm, I’m not really a big fan of coated paper. The minimalist design, monochromatic color makes it simple yet elegant. Most of the business card I saw like those of Gen Kanai is matte that influenced my choice of paper stock.
If you already signed up with ReMo just go to the business card generator and enter your bugzilla email where the pdf file will be sent.The details like name, email and twitter accounts will be fetch so better double check your entry there. Thanks to Ms. Myra for printing this and also Joell Lapitan for taking some photos.