FairPhone starting a movement

Currently, our phones are stained with blood, literally, as exemplified by the well-known Foxconn suicides or the less well-known role of conflict minerals to sustain war and murder in Congo. FairPhone is an endeavor to produce smartphones in a fairer way, and after three years of preparatory work, the Dutch start-up just started its pre-order campaign (restricted to Europe). This page explains their approach in detail, while technical specs are available here.

Today I ordered my FairPhone (two, actually). If FairPhone receives 5000 orders, production will start in June (delivery is estimated for October). The phone will come with Android pre-installed but installation of alternative OSes should be possible. I’ll certainly free my devices once I receive them.

If you think about buying a new phone, why not start a movement?

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