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Old 08-17-2020, 06:11 PM   #16
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It's supposed to be a phone, isn't it.
What's that, 1.5 years after the announced release? 3 years after making wordy promises, and pulling lots of money out of lots of pockets?
:SMH:
You're complaining? How many phones do you know of that have 6 hardware switches for privacy? How many do you know of that can run 17 different open source operating systems? How many do you know of that sell for just $150 USD? By contrast the Librem 5 sells for around $750 USD iirc and runs one.
 
Old 08-19-2020, 12:50 AM   #17
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You're complaining? How many phones do you know of that have 6 hardware switches for privacy? How many do you know of that can run 17 different open source operating systems? How many do you know of that sell for just $150 USD? By contrast the Librem 5 sells for around $750 USD iirc and runs one.
What is there not to complain about!
A crowdfunded smartphone is finally able to make phone calls (!) a year after the first protoype came out, which in turn was one year late. Give or take.
All the time making false promises, alienating present & future customers.
It probably still has those heat problems and no battery life to speak of...

It seems you completely missed the discussions we had about this a looong time ago.
Feel free to find them here on LQ, or just read this sad trilogy:
https://jaylittle.com/post/view/2019...ibrem-5-part-1

BTW, the pinephone also has hardware switches, and also 17 different open source operating systems.
https://www.pine64.org/pinephone/
https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php?ti...tware_Releases
AFAIK they developed it siginificantly faster than the Librem 5 (not saying faster is better, but in the case of Purism/Librem slower just means worse. Read the trilogy). It sells for a significantly smaller price, and at no point (to my knowledge) have pine64 made false promises/claims or employed any sort of weasel tactics. All of which Purism have done.

Some more links:
Well, just put "Librem 5" into youtube's search field, you get videos like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV0RnWorPpQ (Spoiler: it's really bad).
But IMO the most cringeworthy is this video made by the (until then) BIGGEST Librem 5 fanboy - so big that Todd Weaver visited him with the bestest protoype to date - which again speaks for itself, because if that's the best he could come up with... ah well, see for yourself (BTW, Mr Weaver took the phone away again after his visit).
So, 10 months later it can make calls? Hoooray! /s

All attempts at trying to get into a wordy & stilted discussion with me will be ignored until I see that you properly read up on the subject.
 
Old 08-20-2020, 07:52 AM   #18
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Ondoho? What's up with you? I never once touted Librem 5! I specifically mentioned the Pine phone as having had an important breakthrough that takes them out of the "developer only" bracket and in which I am quite interested. Why so negative and myopic?
 
  


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