Achievements so far!

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    doktor.oswaldo
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    Since there is a lot of fuzz about the things that gone wrong (especially in other forums), I wanted to point out what this project has achieved so far and how remarkable that this is.

    • This guys refused to let people down after the MotoMod Project got hit
    • They started a own phone manufacturing company without using Crowdfunding
    • They designed and tested a hinge so good, that nobody worries about it at all
    • Every feedback from prototype devices where positive, including articles from tech magazines
    • Answered a lot of questions to the phone at the beginning of the project
    • Designed three keyboard layouts, two with the community
    • Collected thousands of preorders
    • Won prices for their first phone!
    • Started Production

    So all there is missing is the actual delivery of the phone. And the only thing that went wrong is a delay of 3 months.
    Does not sound that much in comparison, does it? Sure communication wasn’t the best, but there is a lot of indicators that the phone is gonna be delivered and that it is going to be good.

    So I for myself see no reason to panic or cancel the preorder but the be positive and hyped about the next few weeks!

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    #38217
    VaZso
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    You are right.

    I am counting the project since it was started by the end of MotoMod Project.
    At start, I was sceptical on MotoMod’s forum as design a whole phone from scratch is a very complicated process – I wrote some comments about it there.
    When they first mentioned the phone (temporary named as Q-device), it was sounded too simple.

    Since then, they could solve several problems and they could assemble working products in small volume. Also, they are currently working on mass production and final delivery chain, maybe close to the end of starting the whole “production system” together.

    This is a huge project for a startup even if we look only parts of the whole – so design the schematics, PCB, electrical connections (including EMI / EMC considerations and multi-layer PCB), do testings, modify, do testings, design the antenna system, design the mechanics including slider and the whole device case, placing antennas to appropriate places, tune them, do testings, fine-tune, do testings, organize manufacturing process, organize delivery chain, etc.
    Oh, have I missed to mention to do testings and maybe do testings again of separate parts?
    These are not only expensive things, but they also need lot of special knowledge – not only electrical but mechanical and also organisation skills.

    So being here waiting for final delivery is the end of a very long road.

    Anyway, when they first announced a potential delivery month, I was speaking with one of my friends about this phone (he has also pre-ordered it) and we both were in hope the that is real, but also expected at least a few months of delay.
    Not because the lack of trust, but because of potential issues.

    I don’t know why some people seems think this is a simple project.
    It is absolutely not any close to simple at all.

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    #38218
    michael.bosscha
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    Hear hear. The negative attitude was such a bummer, I’m glad more people are getting on the positive bandwagon!

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    #38220
    glumreaper
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    Nice. Thanks for adding some positivity!

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    #38222
    Erik-FX
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    Your words mean a lot to us, thank you for sharing @doktor.oswaldo :)! I believe everyone should hear back from our directors by email later today.

    #38224
    Swond
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    Very nice reading. I am happy someone pointed out. Well, we have both optimistic either pesimistic people at this forum. But there is also another sorting – simplified users, who are for example “just” acountants (who are of corse very necessary, i don´t wanna disparage any of them!), but they can not really imagine how development works, and then there are users, whom work is somehow connected with higher management or production chain etc. Only these people from the second group can apprise effort of the FxTec and only those people can fully understand how difficult the way from nothing to PRO1 was. And still is. Until something really unexpectable makes you an obstacle, you could´t even know about that obstacle before. So I aggree with a statement above. It is unbelievable difficult way to make such a project done and since there is no other choice to buy, I am happy to wait few more time. And since I am used to sundry obstacles in my business, I NEVER EVER lost my trust into the company, so as was said – canceling of our orders is in my eyes useless. Sure, I am bit afraid, because of lack communication, but when I realize I do the same when under high pressure, I become calm again. So stay optimistic and look forward to what FxTEC prepared for us! :)

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    #38249
    storyworks
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    Nothing much to add here, but thank you so much @doktor.oswaldo for putting things in perspective and giving us positives to focus on so that we remember to be excited rather than anxious. And to reminding the F(X) team we are 100% behind them at a time when they are under tremendous pressure. We are so going to love this phone.

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    #38256
    sic_zer0
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    Well unhappy people shout the loudest I believe, but I am glad someone brings sunshine to these forums as what f(x)tec has accomplished so far is no less than very impressive :). Wouldn’t have been able to word this better myself, I’m just here excited that THIS THING IS REAL and IT WILL COME SOON TO MY MAILBOX!! It can not be understated how happy I am about that.

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    #38320
    Jhonny B
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    Well so far unhappy people are proven to be correct.
    now another month of delay.
    I will come here on 1st november and will ask the happy people if they are still happy for the next delay until 29th of november. im sure some will still be.
    i wish to support FX team but looking at the history of these past 3 months i am sorry to say that i am pretty sure this pro1 will not be shipped this year.
    Time will tell all these happy people.

    #38646
    Swond
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    And that is what exactly I am talking about :) Just curious, would you please tell me what is your profession @JhonnyB?

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