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Purism is attempting a phone? And it's not Android? I am interested, but I'm not sure I can justify the $600. My current phone was 10% of that price.

https://puri.sm/shop/librem-5/

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The Ubuntu phone could not reach the niche market of people who care about freedom, while this one has potential to do so.


It remains to find out if this niche is big enough to sustain this product, especially if you consider the intersection of this niche with the set of people willing/able to pay the price of a high-end phone.

Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2017-08-25T18:03:49Z

@cstanhope@identi.ca I agree, but I think that the 1,5 million dollars are a higher challenge for a company which doesn't have the advice machinery than canonical does. I think the 13 millions dollars which canonical had  in that campaign was its great Achievement and its great failure and what marked its destiny since 2013 until now.

astheroth at 2017-08-25T21:36:09Z

10% of that price total free and clear, or with a contract?

Splicer at 2017-08-29T23:54:04Z

@Splicer Free and clear. I don't depend on my phone nearly as much as other people seem to do, so my needs are modest. But that also means the price I'm willing to pay is much lower. When I am on the go, I get by with my cheap phone, which can tether, and a used Asus 1015PX. I really want to want that phone, but I may not be the right customer.

Charles Stanhope at 2017-08-30T00:25:36Z