Few days back I noticed that in the Purism store there are a new listing for modems (https://shop.puri.sm/shop/librem-5-modem/). Currently there are 3 options, all are BM818 (made in China). There are no Gemalto PLS8 (made in Germany), even if it was promised long time back.
Many weeks ago I asked Purism directly about the Gemalto PLS8 (availability and price). This is what I got back:
We do intend to have this option in the future. But at this moment I
cannot specify any details.
Purism, please. Add this option now. What is holding you back? Please tell this to the community.