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  1. 29 points
    Hi everyone, We know we've been a little quiet in the past days, and that is because there is not much new to add into a new update - we are on track to begin shipping tomorrow, on the 29th. Some of you will receive their dispatch notice tomorrow, with everyone from the first batch following by the end of this week. We are currently waiting on stock to arrive at our warehouse in Hong Kong, which will dispatch orders directly to our Asia and Oceania based customers. The first batch is being held at the Chinese export customs at the minute. Alongside our Asian pre-orders, we will, at the same time, split the batch to stock-up our warehouses in the UK and the US. Those will be sent by air freight. I have been told that a video update is being prepared for you, and I am assuming it will be sent anytime in the next couple of days. The update will not contain any bad news as we are on track with things, but it may provide more details on each one of our warehouses' schedules. Erik
  2. 12 points
    I haven't posted much but been watching the forums, twitter, my email for any activity, waiting for my Pro1 to finally arrive. I share the frustration of seeing estimated dates come and go, but I have to say it's a bit much reading some of the childish negativity from some of you. I'm not talking about rational criticism which is really more like constructive feedback (which there has been a bit of, and fair enough as as estimated delivery dates have come and gone), but some of you are carrying on like FxTec has kicked your dog, or some scam operator intending to fleece you out of your money or something sinister. I'm in the same boat as the rest of you; I'm waiting for my phone and wish that my Pro1 was here months ago (my Droid 4 is seriously dying). And I agree the communication should have been better. But the fact is this isn't a 'buying a Samsung from Amazon' experience. This is a startup that is building/selling/distributing/supporting its first product and has had to solve issues with hardware, software, logistics, licensing, compliance, customer service, etc, with (I'm guessing) minimal staff and budget. On top of that along the way they've had to deal with global currency market issues, Brexit, Hong Kong protests impacting shipping (again, I'm guessing here), and this is after they formed this company when they were screwed around by Motorola with their original Moto Mod. I really just want to say to some of you, "quit your bitching, just ask for a refund and be done with it", but I worry that every lost sale impacts this phone's success and the chance of seeing another keyboard phone. So maybe if it's in the first shipment try reselling your order if you can. If the price of the few moto mods that made it to eBay is an indication you might make a tidy profit. Or, I dunno, just chill out a bit?
  3. 12 points
    As I usually say to my friends: If you told you would be somewhere at a specific time, then at the latest when you were supposed to leave home, you know you will not be able to make it on time. And unless the delay is trivial, well then send a short text that you are going to be late. Preferably with a new ETA, or wait sending an ETA to when you know (The delay could be you are waiting for a late babysitter). But you should NOT wait to after or immediately before the promised time, before communicating that you will be late. It is the same thing here. When they tell they estimate to ship before a certain day, then they will know well before that day if the plan has been delayed. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having to adjust a plan due to unforeseen factors. Just do not pretend that you are still on the scheduled plan! Here we are in the spin-situation where they change the plan they are saying to be on schedule with, as they earlier told us: And they are clearly not on plan with "but definitely not later", As it yesterday was told as being at Chinese customs. At the very least a few days will pass in the steps of getting out, getting transported by plane, getting through the UK respectively US customs, reaching the fulfilment warehouses, getting labelled, before they can leave.
  4. 9 points
    @Jhonny B I've seen your posts before and someone from FXTec has responded multiple times that you haven't responded to them. This new forum has a way to send a message to a user. You could be using that to contact Erik with your order number or whatever is needed. Yet, you spend your time bitching and making threats instead. It seems more like you are trolling instead of trying to resolve your order issues. Even your "method" of cancelling shows your willingness to be an ass instead of cancelling using the proper option which is provided.
  5. 8 points
    Got my email. IGG coupon and QWERTY. US.
  6. 7 points
    Yeah me too, but you must remember. What Chen is posting on TMO is no FxTec-Statement it is a private statement from Chen on a board he has used for years. So I think the actual problem is not in posting there but in the messy communication altogether.
  7. 7 points
    Here, Problem solved! Anyone want to place order? email me. I promise shipping will be in 2 days!
  8. 6 points
    Hi everyone, We now all have the option to report stuff. So help us all to keep the forum clean and please 🧹 Report it when you see spam or other unwanted content. 🧹 The conversion did not go smooth on all the spam, so I have 'just' manually been through all pages of all threads, and tried to weed out the missed spam. But it would be a miracle if I did not overlook something, so please report whatever junk you stumble upon. Add: Netman and SirBaconIII reported below that the Report option is not always easily visible, it appears at the top right of a post when the mouse is somewhere inside the square around the comment. (And when you are logged in only)
  9. 6 points
    Investing just a few minutes, I recomputed ... Taking your estimations of package size and a standard 20-ft-container, around 18000 packages should fit. I hope they don't load them that way, because the lower ones might arrive slightly crumpled... But the ship on the picture is a CSCL Globe-Class vessel with a capacity of thrilling 19000 TEU, resulting in a potential freight of whooping 3.4 x 10^8, should be 342 Billion Pro1s. Enough for all of us, even taking into account Eske buying around 50 of them...
  10. 6 points
    We regret having to announce a further delay, but the pictures of the delivering ship were mixed up. The ship loaded with the Pro1s was actually this one... Optionally you can benefit from our special self-dry offer...
  11. 5 points
    The more people cancel, the faster I'll get mine! 😄
  12. 5 points
    You guys need to seriously invest on some people who are good at communication. What a way to completely wreck any trust your customers might have, no matter how good the product actually is and how much of a good job you might be doing. Here's a list of the recent lies: "small batches will follow within days of each others" now it's half a month (mid november), W.T.F. Also now the first batch is infinitesimally small, too bad you omitted this information -_- "shipping to customers on the 29th" (now it's shipping to warehouses, what a loophole) "pre orders probably completed end of october" (now it's end of november) "we are not giving updates because everything is still on track" yeah it's just a month later now, nothing to see or update here guys! I know lies is a strong wording but damn, just look up your own posts Eric... These are things you stated! If you are unsure about something, THEN SAY SO.
  13. 5 points
    I stand corrected. Actual phones carrying the chipset were released later in 2017, making the chip two years old by now. You still don't say anything about the rest of my post, though. Plus: the 835 is a high-end chip and will serve us for quite some time. We're basically getting an S8 with an additional keyboard! When FX gets its shit together and becomes big enough to matter, THEN we'll get qwery with current specs. Up until that time: quit bitching about "older hardware". Because none of us are prepared to pay iBlah price upwards of a grand for their phone...
  14. 5 points
    I personally like these small bits of info
  15. 5 points
    I researched the company Chen shot the last video at. And as it turns out, it's actually not the one we think it is:
  16. 5 points
    Any possibility of having a SHIRT instead of case/headphones? Probably get more use out of that, personally
  17. 5 points
    Hmm,,,, I've had a unit in my hands at the fxtec office in London, it's an elaborate scam if so. Manufacturing in Shenzhen can be very hit and miss (I've been involved in the past with chinese vendors) so I'm not surprised at some of the delays particularly if a bigger customer wants that production line. Given the latest video says 4-5 hours of assembly time I can understand some of the pressures here and customs can always throw a spanner in the works. I'm slightly unhappy that money was taken with such a gap to shipping but meh that's in line with a long tradition of hi-tech in the UK (think Sinclair) and it's been a lot better than most KickStarters. At this stage I'm more than happy to wait for a week or two while stuff wends it's way from China to the UK (assuming I'm in the first batch) Frankly I'd be amazed if you've actually placed an order.
  18. 5 points
    Is this criticism or aliexpress advertising ?
  19. 5 points
    It's revealed that there's a Windows 98SE port for Pro1 in the works.
  20. 5 points
    I can think of a couple reasons. The game gripper is cheap and rugged, don't have to be careful with it in your backpack or jacket pocket, it doesn't need batteries or charging, etc. Also, when you're playing in mobile environment, you can still hold onto your phone, dont have to find somewhere to put it so you can hold a bluetooth controller.
  21. 4 points
    Or the room sized version, where it takes 2 people to type on it:
  22. 4 points
    Doesn't look like the weight was ever there, when we use a time machine. The info can be found in the comments of https://www.instagram.com/p/B2fAv1Nna8l/, and is indeed "around 240g".
  23. 4 points
    I don't think anyone is getting upset that it's taking longer, or that they are not shipping their CEO to the warehouses for real-time GPS updates. There seems to be some kind of framing going on that people are flailing around ranting about not having a tracking number. In my opinion that is wrong, and fxtec dug their hole themselves. Everyone was surprised when they announced shipping to pre-orders on Oct. 29. Nobody forced them to give that concrete date. Likewise nobody forced them to claim batches would be sent within days, and that pre-orders would be completed by end of october. Chen now going for the witch hunt defense shows a severe lack of reflection. There is no message here that they are not doing their absolute best. The message is that they keep advancing wrong claims and don't correct their estimates which is unequivocally true. Nobody is asking Chen to get himself shipped with a GPS chip, but what about taking a minute to update "first batch arrived at UK warehouse".
  24. 4 points
    New twitter tweets by Liangchen are available. Basically: Devices are currently shipped to the warehouses. Good news are coming soon. It looks for me as there was bad luck lately. A lot was done upfront but not all could be foreseen. I am eagerly awaiting the first reviews of devices.
  25. 4 points
  26. 4 points
    Customer presure has been shown to work many times. There is no reason they can take action and improve their communications and transparency now, and not just ignoring the community that should be their greatest cheerleaders at launch, with vague and in some cases misleading information. They have all the power to stop people complaining, and either choose not to, or dont have enough control over their delivery process to give us correct estimates. Both are worrying.
  27. 4 points
    Any preorder placed before the 24th of June, regardless of payment date. For anyone else, our accessories will be on the store shortly after all preorders are shipped.
  28. 4 points
    Some people haven't been following this as long, so they might not be aware. The shipping on the 29th was clarified to be shipping from fulfillment centers to end customers. It was not to be shipping from the place they are being manufactured to the fulfillment centers. They were supposed to be shipped to the fulfillment centers a week or so ago. That's why people are upset.
  29. 4 points
    Finally enough phones to play agent and just step on your phone after finishing a call. A dream comes true. P.S. I think it would be easier to just give eske a container full. Logistics are less complicated that way.
  30. 4 points
    Hi everyone, Just a little heads up about tomorrow, the 24th of October. We'll be taking the forum down for a couple of hours after 1 pm UK time to migrate everything over to our new forum. We expect a few issues here and there - avatars will be missing, we'll have to manually add a few things such as the "thanks" count. Besides a few expected complications with the migration, this will be an overall great improvement for spam control - no more manual approval, performance improvements, user timelines, better formatting, etc.
  31. 3 points
    I am also hope so. Anyway, some of us (who are in the first batch and received mails) may receive valid tracking numbers during this week and maybe they will receive their phone soon. So something may change on this forum very soon if everything go right. 🙂 I am looking forward to see their feedback soon.
  32. 3 points
    I have given a good bit of time over the last few days to ponder this thread ... How about taking a broader way of thinking about F(x)tec and the ‘factory’ - the ‘warehouse’ - the ‘fulfilment centres’? The very first thing to keep in mind: F(x)tec is a small start-up. I know we've all paid what for a lot of us is a big $€£amount; but as Liangchen said in the second video, the Pro1 is not like most other phones around just now, and takes quite a bit more assembly. Given this significant design difference, for what F(x)tec are offering I consider that what we’ve paid is not so OTT. Extend this then to F(x)tec; they also are trying to deliver an industry non-standard form factor device, to a fixed budget. On another level, keeping in mind that F(x)tec are a small UK start-up, not only do they have limited financial resources, I suspect that they have a relatively small human resource pool too. We therefore have to consider that the ‘factory’, ‘warehouse’ & ‘fulfilment centres’ do not belong to F(x)tec; they are services outsourced, purchased or commissioned by F(x)tec. This was made plain by Liangchen Chen’s tweet (5:12 PM · Nov 3, 2019) “...no private warehouse...”. Taken together with his tweet the following day in which he mentioned ‘Fedex’, in connection with “regional fulfilment centre” and a tracking number, and it is possible to piece together a picture of how F(x)tec is employing 3rd party resources, on its behalf, to manage the global operation required to turn their vision of the Pro1 into physical product. [...]
  33. 3 points
    The weight was mentioned at Twitter recently: It is 241g https://mobile.twitter.com/thefxtec/status/1187336672800845825
  34. 3 points
    Just to add, with Magisk you can make Android behave as normally installed, and therefore can run banking apps as usual. I would rather chose Sailfish (Had both phones after N900, N9), the OS itself is really nice. But I need Android support and Sailfish was always a bit buggy for me. Therefore I will use Lineage, Magisk and a very very thin GApps layer to make most of the apps run. I try to ensure my privacy on this one. How annoying this can be to work outside of the cloud in regards of backups and time spending is experienced fairly quickly. But this time I'll mod my Android till it breaks 😛
  35. 3 points
    I received the same mail. QWERTZ with indiegogo coupon (Germany) But I ordered two phones. I think, I will get only one phone. This with my coupon (fairness!)
  36. 3 points
    They had at one point stated that this is meant as a user-to-user forum. But of course that does not yet make much sense until we all have our Pro1s and can share experiences. Currently it is a 'one way street' of info...
  37. 3 points
    I would suggest making beef jerky if you are going to do it ahead of time.
  38. 3 points
    This is sad as a sleeve does not help to secure the phone when dropped while holding it. Phone won't drop while in my pocket and scratches on the back are not the thing I'm afraid of. Also this is again a communication fail, as the last information from June!! was that there would be pictures soon of the case. Now there is no protection at all, and If the phone manufaturer itself cannot create a case who will then ? This may be a problem of this shitty borderless designs which came up the last years. On my E7 I had a hardcover like this, which I would like to see again.
  39. 3 points
    I hadn't tried it before you turned cloudflare on. It's now working fine they probably used the same safe list for websites.
  40. 3 points
    Cloudflare is already on, so unlikely :(. I believe your work firewall is blocking the forum platform we use, which is quite popular for being an efficient distraction :).
  41. 3 points
    I remember reading this in your website, there is some other topic lying around here where you mention it. Quite an ingenious piece of hardware too. It's difficult for me to commend Samsung for something but this keyboard is one of the exceptions. I have a personal peeve with Samsung which, frankly, I can't even explain. It's some unconscious, irrational thing. But then I am only just human....
  42. 3 points
    Chrome on Android 9 changes its header automatically based on the website 🙂
  43. 2 points
  44. 2 points
    I don't think it's because of the delays. The communication has been so bad - in fact bordering on dishonest, some people have said - that there's a feeling almost of customers being cheated. I believe a lot of the cancellations and threats to do so are essentially a protest. FXtec aren't listening to people on the forum. The customer support doesn't seem to know or be able to do much beyond vague responses. But there's one thing that people can do to send a clear message to FXtec.
  45. 2 points
    Except now Fxtec don't even admit that they have delays. The know things but they hide it from us, it was also like before but now it's worse. They are making even worse mistakes than before but now at least there's a high chance that people will be able to get their phones so people try to be patient for a while now. Fxtec can't learn at all and if Pro2 will ever exist then I doubt it will sell better. Let's see first if people will start buying Pro1s after they finally can be ordered without any delays, so far Unihertz Titan has more than twice of backers than Pro1 and Unihertz is a crowdfunded project so money can't be 100% safe in case of something bad. Also, if Pro1 is really about to be a long-term device, very little amount of people will buy Pro2 unless Pro2 will be announced after ~4-5 years from Pro1 release. Many people who bought Pro1 never paid so much for a phone and expect it to survive for many years, for that high price 2 years lifespan would be an insult to everyone who bought it. Let's see first how Pro1 will work when people will use it for a year or two. So far based on opinions of prototypes Pro1 seems to be a really good device. Maybe Fxtec are good designers but having a PR and treating customers like customers and not like brainwashed sheep is also important. For these reasons I don't expect many people wanting to go into that crapstorm ever again if Pro2 will be announced even after many years and only most devoted fans or people who didn't know about Pro1 will order it. Personally if Pro1 will be a really godly device and in ~2025 they will announce Pro2, I will wait for the general availability and then maybe buy it. I will never preorder anything from Fxtec again.
  46. 2 points
    According to previous mails written to the support and probably forum posts too, the initial plan was to send out small batches consecutively. They were going to be sent with only a few days of difference. I guess that plan was cancelled and they gather up devices instead to send them out all at once in mid-november. This makes sense logistically, financially and it probably even saves time since they can focus on the production of units. Also, this decision may has a connection to the shopping event in China so no deviced get lost or extremely delayed. We must not forget that the delays also cost FxTec money, but they can't just charge more from their pre-orders. It's definitely fair look out for more efficient solutions that help them to succeed.
  47. 2 points
    I recently read about a study during which teenagers were given a "walkman" device and a stereo casette, and they were asked to make use of these items. Most of them didn't have a clue about how to work with them which was really amusing. Technology has been progressing at a frightening pace in recent years, and the demise of keyboard phones is just one symptom of that. I'd be really surprised if the Pro1 catered to market of people <30 years of age. But I'm more than happy to be wrong for the sake of FXtec's marketing success and more forgotten designs being brought back to life on the back of that :)
  48. 2 points
    Yes it is the same store with phone-sized phones. Some idiot somewhere decided that flagships had to be huge phablets, and phone-sized phones should have mediocre specs. It is only in Japan that Sharp and to some Extent Sony has tried to fight that. But the Sharp devices are not produced for the international market.
  49. 2 points
    ....Why do I suddenly recall the Moto-Z Mods..... Sorry for cursing... 😇
  50. 2 points
    And finally truth behind behind F(x)tec is revealed in this leaked photograph.
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