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First Turing Phones are shipping

asked 2016-07-15 15:40:41 +0200

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updated 2016-07-18 10:27:00 +0200

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I got a mailing from Turing Robotic Industries yesterday which said in part:

After years of hard work and perseverance we are pleased to announce that we have finally shipped the first batch of Turing Phones on July 12th. We expect the second and third batch production of the Turing Phones to be dispatched on July 22nd and July 29th respectively.... The Evaluation Unit of Turing Phone comes with an Alpha Release of Sailfish OS 2.0. The next Over-The-Air (OTA) software update will take place in early August which will enable all the special features of the Turing Phone. The OTA software update will be accompanied with the latest feature list for your perusal.

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I still do not believe in this but I really hope it is not a hoax. I will believe it when people really get their phones, no offence :)

anza ( 2016-07-15 16:01:02 +0200 )edit

@anza why are you (and so many other people) so overly critic about TRI? from what ive heard from them theres nothing that explains that... can you give me some info?

misc11 ( 2016-07-15 16:52:38 +0200 )edit

@misc11 This article by ReviewJolla gives some details about the company. I am still inclined to think it is vaporware. I hope it isn't, but I would still think twice before buying such an expensive device from them.

Even if it's not vaporware, then no USB port, no replaceable battery, no expendable memory, some "unobtainium" material they seemingly failed to get patent for and the fact that they ship with alpha level software say clearly it's not for me. Also it's quite funny to realize that their customers are paying enough to receive two devices and an earpiece in three separate shipments (see the last linked e-mail).

nodevel ( 2016-07-15 17:11:05 +0200 )edit

Im actually very curious what it will be. I also got the mail but the missing price tag for the model makes it very suspicious

PatsJolla ( 2016-07-15 22:54:28 +0200 )edit

My understanding is that these phones are being shipped to people who have already paid (a long time ago :-)). I wouldn't expect a mailing like this to mention a price. If/when they are ready to offer more for sale or pre-order, then they will give a price, but they are not there yet. And no, I did not pre-order one myself, so I can't report on whether it actually arrives or not.

pakman ( 2016-07-16 02:02:38 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-11-05 23:40:41 +0200

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Here you can find one on sale on eBay:

Look at this on eBay

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£1200!!, fkinell!!

Edz ( 2016-11-06 00:13:38 +0200 )edit

sold, for this price?!

pawel ( 2016-11-06 15:12:08 +0200 )edit
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