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Offline Red Squirrel

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Re: Purism Librem 5. Another crowd funding fail?
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2019, 04:06:22 pm »
I do hope they work all of this stuff out in the end.  I'm still hopeful we might end up with an actual private phone on the market, that would be a nice thing.  But it does sound like they should have done more testing and fine tuning before shipping.
 

Offline Ed.Kloonk

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Re: Purism Librem 5. Another crowd funding fail?
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2019, 08:15:00 pm »
The phone was never intended for you. It was for the spooks all along.

 

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Re: Purism Librem 5. Another crowd funding fail?
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2019, 08:55:57 pm »
Quote from Todd Weaver on November 28:
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We are delighted to share that early yesterday we shipped the first Librem 5 Birch devices to backers. US backers should start receiving their devices throughout the day and international backers can expect theirs within a few days.

None of the backers that I follow have announced via video or tweet that they received their device.

Is it that..

1) The American postal system is even worse than what we have here in Potatoland. (I hope not!)

2) The backers have indeed received the phone and as it turns out, it's a brick.

3) The Purism CEO is lying. (Highly unlikely)

 

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Re: Purism Librem 5. Another crowd funding fail?
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2019, 02:52:11 pm »
Backers have started receiving their phones. Ars Technica summarises it well: "you are not placing an early order for an existing retail product—you're getting in on the ground stages of producing a product."

Right, but that just sounds like BS. What exactly is it that you are "getting in on"? What you actually get, is a retail product - and a warm fuzzy feeling if you are lucky, if not a I've just been ripped off feeling. Therefore, exactly what you are doing is "placing an early order for a non-existing retail product". Which is exactly how scams work, so it is almost impossible to distinguish between a legit but incompetent startup and an out and out fraud.

These new tech companies are quite clever at exploiting legal loopholes, and therefore gaining an unfair advantage over existing companies. Crowd funding platforms don't have to follow consumer protection laws, nor investor protection laws, so basically they are a law unto themselves. The law will catch up eventually.

Bob
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Re: Purism Librem 5. Another crowd funding fail?
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2019, 09:48:49 pm »
Some are showing up in the wild. If anything the device seems to operate as a very good USB charger tester.


https://liliputing.com/2019/12/purism-librem-5-linux-smartphone-user-reviews-starting-to-come-in-its-a-mixed-if-optimistic-bag.html

 

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Re: Purism Librem 5. Another crowd funding fail?
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2019, 02:12:33 am »
Warning. This guy fucking swears a little bit...

 

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Re: Purism Librem 5. Another crowd funding fail?
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2019, 05:06:49 am »
Holy smokes! A unboxing/review.

 

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Re: Purism Librem 5. Another crowd funding fail?
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2019, 09:32:46 am »
I was looking forward to the Librem 5 , but jumped off the wagon when it got above $650.

Too bad they went to $800 , could have been a nice challenge to Google/Apple.


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