I’m in. Just placed an order for Librem5.
This is the thing I’ve always wanted to create if I had the financial means to fund it. The fact that it’s basically done and I can just buy it for about $700 (including sales tax) is just fantastic.
This is the first mobile I will have had since the NexTel days, before GPS trackers in mobile devices. I have not had a mobile since, because the benefits were not worth the obvious security risks. (Though, I’m not going to get rid of my landlines plural, because reliability & audio quality matter.)
I’m a PBX engineer, so I’m also going to develop safe interoperable functions between our PBXs and these devices, and promote them to our clients. That should hopefully get Purism some further orders. Via my contact with the PBX manufacturer, there’s a nonzero chance of higher-level integrations in the PBX platform, globally (they’ve adopted a few things I’ve proposed in the past, and I’m about to send in another one).
The shipping delays don’t bother me: better to get it right, than to get it fast.
This will be well worth the wait.