One Year Later, Turing Phone Finally Ships
Turing Robotic Industries started taking preorders for its secure Turing Phone back in July 2015 with plans to ship in August. The company later promised to ship by December 2015, but it didn't. In February, Turing made a fundamental change to the device when it swapped the Android-based operating system for Jolla's SailfishOS 2.0. Now, a year after it first took preorders, Turing is shipping the Turing Phone. The phone itself is made of a liquid metal alloy that Turing claims is tougher than titanium and steel. The phone has a 5.5-inch full HD screen, quad-core Snapdragon processor with 3 GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera, and s support for some U.S. LTE bands. The phone comes in five different models, the Turing Cardinal, Pharaoh, Beowulf, Dark Wyvern, and DW Glaedr. More so than the hardware, the Turing Phone is about providing secure communications, including encrypted messaging, email, and calls. Though it runs SailfishOS, the device will have access to the Google Play Store and Google Apps. Pricing starts at $610 for the standard model.
Turing Phone to Offer Secure Communications in Liquidmetal Body
Turing Robotic Industries today announced the Turing Phone, a handset that focuses on providing secure communications while wrapped in a futuristic design. Turing says the device is molded from Liquidmorphium, what it describes as "an amorphous alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel, and silver that provides greater tensile strength than either titanium or steel." The materials protect the phone from screen breaks or other damage that might be caused by shocks.
Turing Phone Available for Preorder Starting July 31
Turing Robotic Industries today said it will begin accepting preorders for the Turing Phone on July 31, which is about three weeks later than originally planned. The company will make 10,000 units available initially.
Turing Robotic Industries Declares Bankruptcy
Turing Robotic Industries, a company that promised to create a sleek, secure smartphone nearly three years ago, has moved into insolvency. TRI was located in Finland and formed by some ex-Nokia employees.
Jolla Debuts New Phone and Community Device Program
Jolla today added another chapter to its resurrection story by announcing a brand new smartphone and device community. The Jolla C is a simple handset that runs Sailfish OS 2.0.
Blackphone 2 to Arrive In September
Silent Circle has begun accepting preorders for the Blackphone 2, its second-generation secure handset. The device has been upgraded with a larger 5.5-inch full HD screen, faster 1.7GHz octa-core processor, a more generous allotment of RAM at 3GB, and 32GB of internal storage.