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Linux-ready, made-in-Germany "Volla Phone" succeeds on Kickstarter
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Linux-ready, made-in-Germany "Volla Phone" succeeds on Kickstarter

Some months after a failed Kickstarter campaign [https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/volla/volla-phone-freedom-through-simplicity-and-security] with an ambitious €350k goal, German startup Volla has managed to raise more than €20k in a new campaign [https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/volla/volla-phone-designed-with-simplicity-and-security-in-mind] (still open for the next few hours) for their first

PinePhone "Brave Heart" early bird developer edition now available for $150
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PinePhone "Brave Heart" early bird developer edition now available for $150

About two months after the first Purism Librem 5 batch [https://tuxphones.com/purism-librem-5-linux-smartphone-shipped-initial-aspen-batch-list/] was shipped, Pine64 has finally made the very first batch of PinePhones openly available for sale. We discussed the differences between these two pocket-sized Linux phones in an article some months ago [https://tuxphones.com/purism-librem-5-vs-pine64-pinephone-linux-smartphone-comparison/

All we know about the PinePhone: pictures, specs and release date
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All we know about the PinePhone: pictures, specs and release date

Over the last months, PINE64/Pine Microsystems has been working hard [https://tuxphones.com/pine64-pinephone-prototype-linux-smartphone-mockup-progress-design/] on the PinePhone, an affordable ($150) privacy-oriented Linux smartphone. As currently available information is relatively fragmented among the PINE64 blog, wiki, chat rooms and social media profiles, this post aims to be a real-time (-