Shipping of much hyped unbreakable, unhackable and waterproof Turning Phone delayed
There are many lucrative products that entice buyers with their prototypes but never see light of day. The Turning Phone from Turning Robotic Industries that we saw first back in July this year could be one such handset, if it doesn’t release on its next supposed deadline. The Turning Phone that customers had the chance to pre-order from August was supposed to go on sale on December 18; but according to an email circulated by the company – the unhackable, unbreakable and waterproof phone’s shipping date has been deferred to a later undisclosed date. According to company email, shipping is expected no later than the end of Q1 2016.
The customers who have pre-ordered the phone have been left with two options by the company. One, customers can wait a few weeks and get upgraded phones – i.e. if you ordered a 16GB phone you’ll receive a 64GB variant as a token of appreciation for your patience. Similarly folks who have ordered 64GB phone will get 128GB handset. If you have ordered 128GB phone you will get the limited edition model. Two, if you can’t wait a few short weeks longer, you can immediately cancel your pre-ordered and receive full refund instantly.
For those unaware, Turning Phone is 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) phone that features Turing Aemaeth UI and would run Android 5.1 Lollipop. Powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, the phone touted as unbreakable, unhackable and waterproof is made from liquidmorphium (material stronger than aluminum), features end-to-end encryption built-into most core apps and is has nano-coating on the internals (no rubber used).
The Turning Phone has 3GB of RAM, 4G LTE, non-removable 3000mAh battery and features 13-megapixel rear camera and 8MP selfie shooter. To be made available in Beowolf, Pharaoh, and Cardinal color options, the Turning Phone comes with Wallaby Magstream connector for charging. It has no USB port or headphone jack.
Here is the full email.
Dear TRI Fans,
The year 2015 is drawing to a close, and the Turing Phone continues to earn worldwide recognition through featured media headlines. We truly appreciate the continued faith you have in TRI and want you to know how important it is for us to put a Turing Phone into your hands. In the last 12 months, we’ve made it from a laboratory experiment to a fully production-ready product that is nothing less than extraordinary and through your support, we did it together.
The Turing Phone isn’t just a hardware device, it’s the perfect blend of both hardware and software. While we have achieved the claims we’ve made earlier this year – from our signature Liquidmorphium frame to the waterproof feature, the last remaining developmental step is our OS and the security platform. Many of you have asked us to support Google Play Store and we listened. We are inching closer to fulfill our promise of delivering a truly secure OS while allowing you the ability to download apps that you’re familiar with and use regularly.
TRI needs more time to make sure when the Turing Phone is delivered it’ll be one of the best mobile devices ever conceived. To accomplish this, we ask for your patience and continuous support. Because we’ll miss the December 18th shipping deadline, we are offering the following options for you to consider:
1. If you pre-ordered the phone(s), we will upgrade your current order, eg., 16GB phone upgraded to a 64GB, 64GB upgraded to 128GB, 128GB upgraded to the limited edition model.
2. If you can’t wait a few short weeks longer, you may cancel your pre-ordered Turing Phone (s), and receive an immediate full refund.
Choosing to stay with TRI, we can ensure that it will be worth the wait. You are our most valuable asset and we are committed to bringing you the very best products and services we possibly can. This is our promise to you!
The exact shipping date will be announced later this month. It will be no later than the end of Q1 2016.
Thank you for staying with us all this time and for your understanding.
CEO | TRI