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  1. 1 minute ago, VaZso said:

    ...and it also looks better from this viewpoint...

    So if they want to have a more general opening page where they can show their different products and smartphones are only one category of them, then it may be a good sign... 🙂
    (So they may not want to shut down their smartphone business but extend (incorporate) their other product lines...)

    I hope you are right, but if so a bit odd they did not provide a link on the new front page. Time will tell if it will be added later... could also be that they just archived it for now,, until they decide what to do.

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  2. It seems that currently all fxtec.com pages except the comunity is reroutetd to a common page.

    Anyone that knows how to access the other pages, if they still exists that is?

    Obviosly there is always the webarchive, but....

    ADD:
    @sequestris reported that stuff seems to still be available, now under a subpage:
    www.fxtec.com/smartphones
    (Not all links/buttons are working though)

  3. (lineage-21.0-20240427-nightly-pro1-signed.zip on Apr 5 security patch installed smoothly (*) using adb sideload and MindTheGapps-14.0.0-arm64-20231025_234300)

    And we still can only select one keyboard layout, so no easy layout switching, for multilingual usage.

    I think I will reduce to something like monthly updates, if development is slowed down anyway....

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  4. ctcaeycwsnlea3hohkc8
    by FX Technology
    Apr 23, 2024 • 1:48PM
    25 minutes ago
    Resuming Shipments & Perk Confirmation

    Dear Backers,

    First and foremost, we extend our apologies for the delay in updating you. We have been diligently working behind the scenes to move our Pro1 X stock from our previous logistics provider to a new one, ensuring reliable storage and fulfillment of our devices, which we are pleased to announce is now secured. This previous logistics provider took some of our stock without agreement, sold it onwards to their retailers, then 9 months later, went out of business. 

    Our team has already initiated contact with several of you, to confirm the specific models and keyboard layouts we currently have available for shipping. This proactive outreach is part of our commitment to fulfilling your orders as efficiently as possible. Over the next few weeks, we will continue to contact our backers to finalise these details. The form will request your current shipping address and confirm any preferences for keyboard layouts or device colours you may have.

    We are excited to inform you that we expect to restart shipping before the 28th of June, pending your completion of the form. This will cover approximately 3/4 of all our backers. We will continue our efforts to reach out to the remaining backers shortly thereafter.

    Please keep an eye on your inbox for our communication, and do not hesitate to reach out at [email protected] if you have any questions or require further assistance in the meantime.

    Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

    Team Fxtec

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  5. 1 hour ago, claude0001 said:

    The other thing I believe the Pro1 story has shown is that the time of the landscape slider phone is over. Users as well as software developers now expect the phone to be held in portrait orientation, full stop. Yes, the Pro1/X keyboard shines when using the phone for remote desktop access to some real computer, or when tinkering with our GNU/Linux installs in Termux et al.. But let's agree that those are pretty niche use cases. For regular phone use I hardly ever flip-out the hardware keyboard of my Pro1. The simple reason is that Apps assume portrait orientation, and therefore spread-out graphical information vertically on the screen. When forced into landscape, this leads to terribly inefficient use of the screen area. In result, the benefit of not having to use a software keyboard is essentially lost in most cases, at least when it comes to screen real estate. This was different in the times of the Nokia N900 or even earlier communicators, which had software optimised for landscape. With today's Android or iOS, we live in a different world, where a portrait addon-keyboard is certain to recieve wider acclaim.

    My Primary use of a phone is SMS, and the secondary email, and the third web-browsing. All of which benefits from a keyboard in the right direction.

    But I certainly agree that many many app-developers are too sloppy (or too incompetent?) to bother about landscape. And this even goes for the most basic stuff from Google like Settings or their Android Market app.

    But until my eyes move to be in parallel with my spine, I'll prefer landscape....

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  6. On 4/15/2024 at 11:40 AM, lg05lg said:

    Their order of Snapdragon 835s fell through

    That is a very mild wording. They got swindled.
    They paid and the company neither delivered the chips nor their money back. And as this was the company that had most of the blueprints of the Pro1, it meant that FxTec had to start over.

    They could have just folded after that, and said that our money was lost, but idealists as they are, they tried to recreate a new phone in the same form factor from the money left. Actually they deserve praise for attempting that.

    For the Pro1, Chen was very often in China to get things going as planned, as "remote" does not work well with China,

    Then came Covid and all went south as they could not visit and oversee things. That was another point where they could have folded and said our money were lost.
    But they super optimistically fought on.

    It all ended in lack of funding so they could not even send those they still got.

    And yes there are stuff that does not match IGG guidelines, like transferring Pro1 orders to Pro1X, and Expensys getting a batch, both before all backers pledges was served.
    You can choose to see that as "unethical" if you like, but the alternative was not that we would get neither phones nor refunds, the alternative was/is a fold, and all lost.

    Also remember that IF they end up folding, any warranty claim or possible service are completely gone...

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  7. 7 hours ago, david said:

    Meet Peaseley (one of my daughters named him).

    I wonder if that counts as "installed in", or this was actually smuggled in...

    I guess that if similar was done with mine, they might have been confiscated in customs here as an attempt to smuggle them in. If so a bit odd I have not been contacted by the police. Could also be that some just stole the doll hoping it to contain some drugs.... I mean at an x-ray it might look like some bars of drugs?

  8. 2 minutes ago, FlyingAntero said:

    The slider mechanism has the same thickness than the keyboard. So it more like below (had to make picture on mobile, sorry).

     

    Ah OK, that was what i TRIED to draw with the first one. 😉

    The cut being in the long direction (QWERTYUIOP)

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