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My FP2: 3 years and counting

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#42

Das heißt, die Möglichkeit, eine SIM-Karte deaktivieren zu können, ist für dich essentiell?


#43

Dual-Sim war einer der Gründe für meine Kaufentscheidung und ich habe diese Grundfunktion regelmäßig genutzt (nur 1 Geräte am Woch oder im Urlaub dabei und die Arbeits-Sim nur zu gewissen Zeiten aktiviert).
Wenn man Dual-Sim vermarktet, dann ist de/aktivieren essentiell.


#44

Blackberry hat sogar noch immer Geräte mit Hardwaretastatur :heart_eyes:
Das lässt mich neidisch rüber schielen.

Edit: I am sorry for drifting into German language in this threat:
“Blackberry even has devices with hardware keyboard, what let me squint over enviously.”


#45

Agreed; me too. :blush:


#46

Which even is stated by Fairphone themselves more than once. Actually, if your keep you phone for more than, like, two years and don’t follow the"i need the next flagship"-crowd, that’s good in the first order.
Actually, with our money investing into Fairphone, we financed (helped to partly finance) a movement that tries to revolutionise the electronics industry to produce more fair (which is resources and worker. In the end the end user also…)
That we got a gadget to show off is just the incentive… And it really looks like we did help to open eyes in media, industry and consumers.
My personal take on this


#47

True, but this movement should go on!! Actually I can’t see a sustainable business modell. How will Fairphone finance further updates? By selling spare parts? By selling a new FP3? I would pay for software updates (of high quality with all features). FP 2 was a nice experiment, but unfortunately it shows to me that it is almost impossible to combine “fair” with sustainable and reliable quality.


#48

You are not the patient kind, are you. :wink: Just kidding.

Give them some time. They have startet just a frew years ago and are still there, developing a new phone. Obviously, the product has hit some nerve and they are working on getting a bigger impact; e.g. by offering a business model.
Selling software would be a different business and I doubt, there is a bigger market for a new smartphone OS (let alone software updates) than there is for a Fairphone. I have no idea, if they could earn enough money by selling software updates to employ the developers, but I am doubtful.
As I see it, they are really doing great in working to bring a stable Android 7 to the FP2. Yet their main focus has to be bringing a new phone for more people, if they intend to stay in business. Once they succeed doing that, they might have the means (time, people and money) to invest more in programming for the FP2 as well.


#49

Hi Fairphoners
It is two years now that I started my personal smartphone era with an FP2. Having no sophisticated high-end device as a reference is helpful. But I like the mix of features and qualities: ethics, object of utility, relative sturdiness, and common features for digital life.
In other words, my FP2 provides what I need.