I saw in a previous thread that end of 2017 had been predicted for the Librem Phone release, but that answer was a bit old. I’d like to get a new phone by end of 2017, so I’d just like to know how on-target the Librem phone is.
I can’t begin to imagine how much work it will take to make the Librem Phone a reality, so I fully understand if it is no longer expected this year.
I am not sure where and what did you read, but phone campaign is not even started yet, let alone we have a working prototype. Our current plan is to start shipping the some time Q3-Q4 2018 (more like 2019). More details coming soon on our news blog.
I’m not sure about Q3-Q4 2018. The estimates are not yet done/detailed, but I would say it will take 1.5 to 2 years for the completion of the work (it is a huge project to start a phone). I guess you’ll soon know when we launch the campaign, but I think Q3-Q4 2018 is too optimistic.