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  • Caliga
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    You know I could be happy about this, but they should have delayed this batch a little more. We'd prefer to wait than to receive faulty products.
    Pardon me? Why should they be faulty?
    You have a 30 day money back guarantee. And warranty of course.

    Purism has long ago clarified that "lose fit" means "not 100% airtight yet", but doesn't mean shabby.
    (sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So_rCYArL3s&t=515 and https://social.librem.one/@lunduke/102742368716724323)
    I assume they wanted to be on the safe side and don't want to have especially picky people in the first batch.

    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    Also very curious how the software stack and battery life are....
    See the recent video of HackersGame: Ready for Launch?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tuLkga0dmY

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post

    Also very curious how the software stack and battery life are....
    Also typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    of components, varying aligntment, and unfinished switch caps. Or basically,

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    You know I could be happy about this, but they should have delayed this batch a little more. We'd prefer to wait than to receive faulty products.
    Also very curious how the software stack and battery life are....

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  • davykrocket
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    I could have chosen to be in the first batches, but I went with the last since I paid for a finished phone. There was no mention when I backed the phone 2 years ago that they would send out an unfinished product. I assumed there would be delays due to the size of this undertaking, but they should have just delayed another six months.

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  • tweak42
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    You know I could be happy about this, but they should have delayed this batch a little more. We'd prefer to wait than to receive faulty products.
    I wouldn't call their phones faulty, just incomplete and beta quality. It is the hardware equivalent of shipping open source software before it's polished and debugged. Early adopters will take the brunt of the cost finding problems, but the openness and transparency (warts and all) is intended to payback in the long run.

    Wither Purism can reap the payback or someone else does if they fail remains to be seen. We all saw the data point on how Canonical's Ubuntu phone went over, live and learn.
    Last edited by tweak42; 09-24-2019, 06:06 PM.

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  • tildearrow
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    You know I could be happy about this, but they should have delayed this batch a little more. We'd prefer to wait than to receive faulty products.

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