Late last year we learned that the Spanish company Geeksphone was preparing a handset that’s a little different from your typical device, namely it is designed to let you choose what OS you want to run on it. The so-called Geeksphone Revolution comes with Android by default, but has a multi-OS system that Geeksphone says makes it possible to choose a different OS over Android — such as Firefox OS or any custom ROM — and they’ll keep it up to date with their “1-click OTA system”.
Is the Revolution actually worth the nearly $400 asking price?
More recently, we’ve seen the actual aesthetics of the handset and fully learned its specs, and now the company is ready to reveal pricing and a release date as well. The Geeksphone Revolution will arrive to Europe on February 20th for a price of 289 euros, or about $395.
Currently there is no word if or when the firm plans to bring the handset to North America, or how much it will cost if they do.
So is the Revolution actually worth the nearly $400 asking price? Honestly, no, it’s probably not. The Revolution is powered by a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 CPU with 1GB of RAM. Other specs include a 4.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 960×540, 4GB internal storage, microSD for expansion, an 8MP rear cam, 2MP front cam, HSPA+ connectivity, Bluetooth, and a 2000 mAh battery.
As you can see, not very impressive specs, particularly when it comes to the puny amount of storage, RAM and the low resolution display. Of course, Geeksphone is hoping that folks will look past its relatively high-price tag for fairly low-end specs and pay a premium for the promise of a “multi-OS” experience. For those that love to tinker and have money to burn, there’s still some potential with the Revolution, but we don’t expect to see this handset fly off store shelves anytime soon.
It’s too bad, as the Revolution could have been really cool, especially if the company had been able to deliver on the promise of a low-end multi-OS handset at a more budget-friendly price. What do you think, anyone still interested in the Revolution or is the price just too high for the specs?