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  • #17636
    madopiuter
    Miguel Jara Miñano
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    Each day I see a different date here :

    On March: July 2019
    Now: summer 2019

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    #17642
    CornholioGSM
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    ….but july is summer i mean :)

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    #17649
    storyworks
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    Each day I see a different date here :

    On March: July 2019

    Now: summer 2019

    I think the change is a smart move. Even if they hit their target of July, assuming they ship the pre-orders in batches that reflect order date, chances are that folks pre-ordering now might not see the phone until August. In any case, it gives them a little more wiggle room to get it right. A change from July to Summer hardly gives the impression of a project being cancelled and there has been way too much activity on their twitter and facebook feeds to suggest that.

    Don’t get me wrong. As I have said before the wait is killing me, but I’m willing to wait longer if it means they get it right.

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    #17666
    Noir
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    Think positive: first batch might already be completely sold-out by the pre-orders, customers who place their pre-orders now have to wait for the next batch. But that’s all speculation.

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    #17681
    doktor.oswaldo
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    Don’t think so, only crowdfunded projects continue to burn money as long as possible. I do not think they would design IEMs while knowing that the project is failing. They would supply stock black ones!

    Why throwing more money into it, if it is already clear that gets cancelled?

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    #17683
    nidajeny
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    Hardly doubt it’s cancelled. The summer is already here so changing from July to this summer doesn’t really matter. The reason behind it might. Let’s wait and see what FX communicate in the next tweet.

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    #17684
    sic_zer0
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    Don’t think so, only crowdfunded projects continue to burn money as long as possible. I do not think they would design IEMs while knowing that the project is failing. They would supply stock black ones!

    Why throwing more money into it, if it is already clear that gets cancelled?

    The IEMs already being in the works even gives me the impression that the phone itself is probably already trough most of the design stage and probably ready for production apart from maybe software :)… Telling it is planned for Juli is not a binding promise that it will be ready as things always can happen, but people will take it as one, so maybe it’s a wise move to get some breathing room for them to state “summer” instead. I’m confident they will deliver relatively soon, they have come way too far to back out now. We should be patient and wish the team at fxtec a great success soon, as they are today the best hope we have for hardware keyboards to make a real comeback :).

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    #17730
    wilhelmfitzpatrick
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    Having participated in the bring up and readying for market of several niche Android devices, I feel it would have been a miracle if they had hit their original projection. There are always last hurdles that you’ll never anticipate up front.

    I’m actually glad they are giving themselves some wiggle room. I want them to ship the device when it is ready, not to meet some arbitrary point on the calendar.

    When I placed my pre-order a couple months ago, I had already anticipated it would ship in August or September.

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    #17734
    doktor.oswaldo
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    Having participated in the bring up and readying for market of several niche Android devices, I feel it would have been a miracle if they had hit their original projection. There are always last hurdles that you’ll never anticipate up front.

    I’m actually glad they are giving themselves some wiggle room. I want them to ship the device when it is ready, not to meet some arbitrary point on the calendar.

    When I placed my pre-order a couple months ago, I had already anticipated it would ship in August or September.

    I do not think it is safe to assume that they don’t make it in July. This thread seems to be a bit confusing.
    There is no official delay (yet). Could be possible that they started their production run, and further pre-orders have to wait for the second run. Could be delay. Could be a safety net.

    Nothing against your points, and I wouldn’t wonder about a short delay neither, but it is all guesswork here.

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    #17746
    Swond
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    Well, the title of this thread is hardly annoying. It is perfectly aggresive and I though someone from the team would already sum up how the thing really is. And I am sad, that still nobody did! Eventhough this part of the forum can discourage or disconcert another new potential customers.

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    #17747
    doktor.oswaldo
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    Well, the title of this thread is hardly annoying. It is perfectly aggresive and I though someone from the team would already sum up how the thing really is. And I am sad, that still nobody did! Eventhough this part of the forum can discourage or disconcert another new potential customers.

    Absolutely agree on that. It is hard click baiting. But to be honest I would love an official statement on how things are going!

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    #17753
    jason
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    I’m not concerned, I’ve been waiting since the N97 for another landscape slider I can wait till next year if need be :D

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    #17758
    Swond
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    I’m not concerned, I’ve been waiting since the N97 for another landscape slider I can wait till next year if need be :D

    Sure we will wait, but IMHO its extremely important to keep KEY customers informed :) And as we all know that function is KEY…..

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    #17764
    Waxberry
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    We will never cancel the project. We will only improve the product.

    Currently we are mainly focusing on improving the manufacturing procedure to maximise the quality. We are also doing a lot of test and in progress of various certifications. On software side, we are finalising the camera and further improving firmware. So there will be more info to share such as sample shots when it’s ready. There is a lot of things going on.

    In the meantime we are also preparing for the next hands on event elsewhere.

    #17766
    doktor.oswaldo
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    Somebody which can should rename this thread to something like “Project status” to not scare of possible pre-orders.
    @eskerahn ? @waxberry

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