Reddit user kop316 posted at 21:45 UTC on Nov. 26 that they have received an email saying they should get their Librem 5 tomorrow:
As the title says, I got the email telling me that my Librem 5 is shipping today! According to the email, I should get it tomorrow.
The email also came with a picture of my phone. Right now I hesitate to actually post that picture, as it shows the serial number and IMEI of the device.
Per the previous post, I said I would do am AMA when I get it, but I also said I work a full time job. I say that to say that when I get the phone in hand, I can make a new thread, but don’t really expect me to be quick to responding.
What aspect/s of the phones do you all think should be highest priority for independent testing?
I think testing the cellular modem would be really helpful (for North America. Birch batch isn’t being delivered abroad afaik) because I’m still not clear on what carriers will support the phone when I get it.
I’d also like to see how the phone works with home servers and networks. Can a parent set up their Network to block internet access to the children at bedtime while they’re on a business trip? Can I remove access to my roommate who doesn’t pay his share of the internet bill while I’m at work?
Simply making a phonecall and talking to someone on the other side. Does it work at all, and if so, how is the sound quality? Librem 5 calling other phone, other phone calling Librem 5. And of course, Librem 5 calling Librem 5.
SMS will work w/ Chatty, Calls will work to make/receive calls but whether audio works will depend on when Birch folks try it–there’s an audio routing issue that we discuss in this post and that we are hoping to have fixed via a software update in a few days:
I doubt much would change that regardless. All we can do is continue to work on issues and continue to report on our progress. I think the Breaking Ground post does a good job of describing just how difficult a task this is: https://puri.sm/posts/breaking-ground/