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Turing Phone gets over 10,000 reservations - are you getting one?
Turing Robotics Industries doesn’t expect to cater to millions of customers, but they sure aren’t going to be having much down time once the Turing Phone is released. Their niche market seems to have a remarkable interest in the security-focused smartphone, as the company has just announced the handset has received over 10,000 reservations in only a matter of days. These were made from 130 countries on six continents.
As we mentioned in our previous report on the matter, this doesn’t exactly mean the phone will be sold to over 10,000 people. It is more of a poll to find out how many people are interested in the device, and which versions are more popular. Maybe it’s just to estimate production accordingly. Regardless, it is a great accomplishment to see so many people interested in the unique device.
The Turing Phone is special in that it comes with great rugged features inside and out. The device ensures protection against water damage, is made of a strong material called liquidmetal and packs industry-leading software. Turing Robotics Industries went as far as creating its proprietary charging port and ditching the 3.5 mm headset jack, leaving no room for tampering.
What’s even better is that the phone manages to bring a great set of specs, as opposed to most rugged/secure gadgets out there, which leave much to be desired. The Turing Phone comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, a 13 MP rear camera, an 8 MP front-facing shooter and a 3000 mAh battery.
With all that packed inside, as well as the great security features the phone touts, it’s no wonder so many of you are interested in the phone. How many of you made a reservation for the phone? Are you actually buying it once it is released?
If you are not sure yet, go ahead and take a look at our hands-on first look. We spent some good time with the device and can share a bit of our experience with you!