PundiX’s Blockchain Cellphone Is Now Known as BOB and Its Coming Quickly
The blockchain cellphone from PundiX, within the works for a yr now, is nearly prepared for launch.
The corporate put the newest iteration on present on the IFA 2019 occasion in Berlin this week and has revealed to CoinDesk that the machine is deliberate to go on pre-order in This fall 2019 at a value of $599 through Kickstarter and PundiX’s XWallet.
In a press release, the agency mentioned the cellphone – now formally known as “Blok on Blok,” or BOB – may have all knowledge executed over its Perform X blockchain system, with no centralized service suppliers storing customers’ non-public info.
BOB will permit customers to modify between PundiX’s blockchain OS, which powers the decentralized companies, and Android.
It’s going to even be customizable. PundiX says the cellphone will include a “MOD Meeting Package,” with removable components that permit consumers to change the machine’s exterior look.
Zac Cheah, co-founder and CEO of Pundi X, mentioned:
“BOB marks an enormous step ahead in our mission of making a Blockchain Web, a totally decentralized community the place each piece of information shared is below the proprietor’s management. Extra importantly, BOB provides a sneak peek of a world powered totally by blockchain expertise, the place everybody has management over their very own knowledge and every thing is executed with the expectations of immutability and transparency.”
BOB will additional permit using decentralized apps (dapps) and entry to blockchain companies, in addition to supporting the Perform X community by performing as a node on the blockchain.
PundiX mentioned the preliminary batch will see a manufacturing run of 5,000 models, which it’s contemplating prototypes earlier than a deliberate full retail launch.
The reveal of PundiX’s machine comes as a number of main gamers are mentioned to be launching their very own blockchain telephones.
LG is alleged to be near the launch of a tool, as reported on Sept. 10, whereas HTC apparently has one within the works. Samsung and crypto alternate Huobi have each already launched telephones for the crypto and blockchain area.
BOB cellphone photos courtesy of PundiX