Geeksphone’s Android-Firefox OS Revolution handset will go on sale this month

If you’re jonesing for a phone that can run either Android(s goog) or Firefox OS without voiding the guarantee, you don’t have to wait much longer. The plucky Spanish manufacturer Geeksphone said on Tuesday that it will start selling its Intel(s intc) Atom-based Revolution handset through its online store from 20 February at a cost of €239 ($326) excluding tax, though it’s offering the device at a slightly discounted €222 for a limited period of time. We now also know the built-in storage capacity: 4GB (thankfully there’s also a microSD slot). One reminder: branding issues mean Geeksphone has to call Firefox OS “Boot2Gecko”, which is Mozilla’s old codename for the operating system.

Intel joins the internet of things party with a new platform and Quark details

Intel(s intc) joins other major companies such as GE(s ge) and Qualcomm(s qcom) in promoting a platform for the internet of things. The chip giant says that it will offer a Wind River-based IoT platform and detailed several ways that its own use of sensors and data analytics have saved it money on the manufacturing floor. It plans on pushing both Atom and Quark processors for this platform and offered details on the upcoming Quark family of processors as well as a new Atom SoC. The first Quark processor core is a 32-bit, single core, single-thread, Pentium-compatible CPU operating at speeds up to 400MHz.

ZTE, Intel’s BFF, puts a new Atom chip in the Geek smartphone

Intel and ZTE announced a strategic collaboration last month and already have a new product. The ZTE Geek smartphone uses Intel’s latest Atom chip promising more speeds and better battery life. With a foothold in China, Intel isn’t out of the mobile game yet.

Sorry Windows RT, Windows 8 on an Atom has your number

Microsoft’s Windows RT software had an opportunity to bring limited Windows 8 functionality to low-cost tablets, but that window may already be closing. Intel Atom-based slates with full Windows 8 and long run-times on a single charge have fewer restrictions and cost about the same.