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9 hours ago, EskeRahn said:

I was SO close to buying one in the Z series several times, having ordered a few of the keyboards, but was so pessimistic that I persuaded myself to wait until I actually had at the least one keyboard mod in my hands - that proved to be a wise decision....

I thought similarly, so I was thinking of buying a Moto Z phone but still wanted to wait for Keyboard Mod...
...but when my N900 has started having flash problems (again as it was not my first N900), I had to buy a replacement phone... although I could manage to use my old N900 with the help of an SD card (it had a 256 MB main flash and 32 GB eMMC, the latter was the source of the problem), so the hardware was already slow enough (especially the limit of 256 MB RAM) which caused me to buy a replacement one...

Still I did not want to buy a Z force, instead, I have bought a temporary phone using my company support from the limited selection of service provider models, but that was the reason I have bought Moto G6 as a preparation for a future Motorola - I have used that phone for a bit more than a year.

If Keyboard Mod was became a real product, then I would have been bought a Motorola Z force2 by that time... but as the project was shot down, my purchase was also skipped...

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Production does indeed seem to be starting...  

Next week should be the start of production according to the newest IGG update 🙂  

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On 4/23/2022 at 3:33 AM, EskeRahn said:

I was SO close to buying one in the Z series several times, having ordered a few of the keyboards, but was so pessimistic that I persuaded myself to wait until I actually had at the least one keyboard mod in my hands - that proved to be a wise decision....

</fantasy on> I wonder how hard it would be to resurrect the keyboard mod as a back case add-on (pogo  pin interfce) for the Pinephone.  Would probably have to work with one or more distros like Mobian and/or ManjaroArm. </fantasy off>

Pine would probably resist a third party accessory that is better than theirs. 😉  

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Don´t know how you feel the situation, but my opinion is clear: Since there is again complete silence from the team. I have no response to my e mail 2 weeks ago, there is no update at indiegogo.... I guess there is a new obstacle in production.. Or anyone knows more? Please tell me that I am wrong.

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1 hour ago, Swond said:

Don´t know how you feel the situation, but my opinion is clear: Since there is again complete silence from the team. I have no response to my e mail 2 weeks ago, there is no update at indiegogo.... I guess there is a new obstacle in production.. Or anyone knows more? Please tell me that I am wrong.

It's always hard to know, but right now they are still within the timeline of their last update.  Even if they began SMT the same day they posted (probably not), that would take them out to the 24th and thus manufacturing might be beginning this week. So possible for shipping to start in mid-May as projected.

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posted by FX Technology

May 3, 2022 • 8:32AM PDT

Pro1-X Manufacturing Update - May

Dear Pro1-X Backers,

This manufacturing update is short and sweet.

The SMT process is now well underway. Here are some behind the scenes photos taken from the SMT factory:

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More updates to follow over the next week!

Team Fxtec 🙂

 

 

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They have posted another update here:

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by FX Technology
May 5, 2022 • 7:15PM
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Pro1-X Manufacturing Update - May

Dear Pro1-X Backers,

Here is another brief update for you all regarding Pro1-X production:

  • We are all booked in and confirmed to start mass manufacturing on Tuesday 10th May. 
  • As per the manufacturing timeline, we shared with you all in April, we are still on track to start mass shipping your Pro1-Xs around mid to late May!

We will share more photos with you all once the mass assembly line has begun next week.

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Team Fxtec 🙂

 

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I just got an SMS from a DHL Express shipment from HONG KONG SAR, CHINA from "Bailun" having been picked today at 20:02. It could be the spare battery I have  ordered.

I doubt it is the phone. I don't think they have yet the technology which would allow shipping items before they are manufactured.

edit: Turned out this was not FxTec shipment but from Win Source, an electronics component distributor.

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33 minutes ago, marmistrz said:

I remember reading somewhere that the Pro1x was supposed to have a massive camera upgrade (to a 48MP sensor) but I can't find it on fxtec.com. Was the plan eventually abandoned?

The first mention of an upgraded camera sensor was in F(x)tec's February 2021 update on IGG, the same update in which the SD662 chipset was revealed.

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We are upgrading the camera module to the latest 48MP Sony IMX586 Sensor to take advantage of the Snapdragon 662’s support for larger camera sensors.

F(x)tec appear to have come through with this. The first image of the new sensor was in their June 2021 update.

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The new 48MP camera module has arrived and is ready to tune.

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Mentioned again in their August 2021 update, and most recently in their October 2021 update:

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The new IMX586 camera module is now fully functioning, with the autofocus and flashlight fully refined for capturing the perfect pic!

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Despite the global shortage and delays regarding a lot of electronic components and chipsets this year, we have secured all the necessary components required to begin production. This includes the Qualcomm SoC parts, camera sensor, screen (which are currently in short supply).

As final assembly is beginning now, I assume it's safe to say they have all the sensors now, and they will be included with the Pro1 X.

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2 minutes ago, jsreed5 said:

The first mention of an upgraded camera sensor was in F(x)tec's February 2021 update on IGG, the same update in which the SD662 chipset was revealed.

F(x)tec appear to have come through with this. The first image of the new sensor was in their June 2021 update.

Mentioned again in their August 2021 update, and most recently in their October 2021 update:

As final assembly is beginning now, I assume it's safe to say they have all the sensors now, and they will be included with the Pro1 X.

thanks. I was confused by the fact that their webpage still mentions the IMX363: https://fxtec.com/pro1x

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Another official update about manufacturing has been begun at here:

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May 11, 2022 • 1:19PM
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Pro1-X Manufacturing Update - May

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Dear Pro1-X Backers,

Pro1-X mass manufacturing has officially begun!

Take a look at some of the recent photos and videos sent from the factory:

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With assembly now well underway, we still expect to start shipping your devices in mid to late May. We would just like to remind you all one last time, to double-check your shipping address to ensure that everything is correct before shipping begins.

As always, thank you all for your continued patience and support - we can not wait for you to receive your new and exclusive Pro1-Xs!

Team Fxtec 🙂

 

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I wrote to Chen about the problems in their detailes in early spring and he thanked and fixed some errors about dates and stuff but not everything and didn't answer my further mails or correct the other errors.

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1 hour ago, suicidal_orange said:

Is he still alive/working at Fxtec?  According to his profile his last visit was November 😟

Oh! I was unaware - maybe he isn't then?

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May 18, 2022 • 9:13AM PDT

Pro1-X Manufacturing Update - May

Dear Pro1-X Backers,

We hope you are all well 🙂

Here is a quick update for you with some more behind-the-scenes footage of Pro1-X production:

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We are making great progress with the manufacturing of devices, and will be sending out more information regarding shipping dates and expected delivery in due course.  

As always, thank you all for your continued patience and support - we can not wait for you to receive your new and exclusive Pro1-Xs!

Team Fxtec 🙂

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I am toying with ordering one of these. Hmm. I still have my Pro1 and have no real objection other than I need to change my screen because the digitizer goes bananas sometimes. I like the improvements in the X, but doubt it will make any real improvement in my life. What to do.....

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3 hours ago, silversolver said:

I am toying with ordering one of these. Hmm. I still have my Pro1 and have no real objection other than I need to change my screen because the digitizer goes bananas sometimes. I like the improvements in the X, but doubt it will make any real improvement in my life. What to do.....

"Either you are with us, or against us"

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7 hours ago, silversolver said:

I am toying with ordering one of these. Hmm. I still have my Pro1 and have no real objection other than I need to change my screen because the digitizer goes bananas sometimes. I like the improvements in the X, but doubt it will make any real improvement in my life. What to do.....

I have ordered one - better to have more than having none of a keyboard phone. 😄

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4 hours ago, VaZso said:

I have ordered one - better to have more than having none of a keyboard phone. 😄

Me too. Better to have one usable KB phone than three unusable & outdated.

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14 hours ago, jlavi said:

Me too. Better to have one usable KB phone than three unusable & outdated.

Now that is good logic for ordering more than one ... 😁

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