Geeksphone Revolution dual-OS smartphone availability and pricing announced

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The upcoming Geeksphone Revolution has been given pricing and availability details by the company, which said it will be available from 20 February for 289 euros (Rs. 24,000 approximately).

The Geeksphone Revolution was first introduced back in November, and then further detailed in January. Geeksphone says the firm will probably provide an early-bird discount for online customers, with a price of 269 euros.

The Geeksphone Revolution will run on Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and Firefox OS 1.3 via Boot2Gecko. The company claims that Geeksphone’s MultiOS technology will allow users to switch between Android, which will be running on top of Revolution phone by default, and Boot2Gecko byMozilla, or any other community-supported OS. Geeksphone has also revealed that users will be offered regular updates via a 1-click OTA system.

The Revolution features a 4.7-inch qHD (540×960 pixel) IPS display. The smartphone is powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor alongside 1GB of RAM. The Revolution phone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, while there is also a 2-megapixel front-facing camera onboard.

It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of microSD card. It packs a 2000mAh battery. The Revolution phone supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Micro-USB and 3G connectivity.

Also due to be unveiled at MWC 2014 by Geeksphone is the company’s Blackphone, a privacy and security-focused phone that is being developed in collaboration with Silent Circle. 

The specifications and other features are not yet known for the Blackphone. The Blackphone is powered by a customised version of Android made by the company in association with Silent Circle, called PrivatOS. 

The PrivatOS will allow the Blackphone user to make and receive secure calls, send encrypted text messages, store files securely and browse the web through an anonymous VPN.

According to Geeksphone, the Blackphone will be powered by a ‘top performing’ processor and a cellular module that is said to be compatible with any GSM network, and free of geographical restrictions.


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