For all the people complaining about Aspen being unfinished, I’m surprised it’s in the lead. I was hoping I might be able to get a spot in the batch when someone changed their batch but it looks like those few first iterations will be very desirable.
I don’t think it’ll be unfinished but there are several people at the top of the “Librem 5 Shipping Batches” thread saying what a bold move it is to ship an unfinished phone, and there’s similar criticism on Phoronix and Reddit.
i’ll be a Birch then and i’ll be “lucky” to receive it by then i think. not november/december or later for me it’s too cold and it’s a pain in my but to do travel/customs when everybody thinks about what Santa brings this time around.
If I’m entitled for an Aspen (but I strongly doubt, my order was place September the 8th), I would definitely go for it. But otherwise I probably wait Evergreen or Fir. Maybe in the meantime I’ll please myself with a Pine (phone)
Well, it seems like Evergreen will be the first batch with full CE markings. I don’t know if the certification will retrospectively be valid for previous batches, but obviously you can’t mark them before official approval.
From what I read on the internet, as it is not my field of activity, the CE certification is not a complicated and difficult to obtain business and is valid for all of Europe even if the practice was carried out in only one EU state. So, perhaps, it would be more logical to send in Germany (I am thinking of the Nicole Faerber company) the phones that have to arrive in Europe and from there, after the certification, send them to the final destinations.
This is a 1st Linux phone success on market. They make it with the heart deep in kernel . I don’t mind it not tight and something . Many parts was handmade,. I love this prototype product . I will keep it forever.