If I read this correctly, there will be no North American version for the FP2:
A direct quote from Fairphone’s CTO:
“We looked into it, [but] the cost of doing a North American version is too high,” Herbert said. “We’re not going to do it with this one, but the next one.”
While this is very disappointing, I am much more disappointed by the fact that I learned this by reading some random article, especially because your FAQ still seems to tease that a U.S. FP2 is a possibility:
I am more than a little disillusioned. I would expect your own website to be as or more informed than PC magazine. Assuming the quote is accurate, you clearly have come to some sort of internal agreement on not EVER offering the FP2 in the U.S. Why not let us know? Updating the FAQ would be sufficient…
I am having a hard time with this, not only because I am sad I’m not getting a FP, but the lack of updating community seems to be either (a) intentionally non-transparent (“let’s avoid some bad press!”), which undermines your image as a different and well meaning organization, or (b) incompetent (noone bothered to tell the web person to get the site up to date before execs start telling the press new info). Both possibilities are as depressing as not getting a Fairphone.
Well, I still wish you all the best of luck. I still feel like conflict free mineral and responsible labor policies are a great thing. Take care everyone. (Now I need to sadly go figure out which other device is least abusive to it’s work force…)