Purism has already started shipping the first batch of Librem 5

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Purism announced by posting on your blog the availability of the first batch of the Librem 5 smartphone, with which all those people who made their purchase and chose to be delivered the first batch of Librem 5, which is the "Aspen Lot" that has a delivery period from September 24 to October 22. However, they did not say how many phones are being produced as part of this first batch.

And it is that after almost a year of delays, the Librem 5 is finally sent to the first people. As reported, Purism is taking an unconventional strategy to deploy the phones in batches with each batch getting more refined assembly or software. However, purism clarifies that all batches have the complete package and that the differences in production are mainly aesthetic or internal.

For whom it is still unaware of Librem 5 they should know what ise is a phone notable for the availability of software and hardware to block attempts to track and collect user information.

The smart phone gives the user complete control over the device and it is equipped with only free software, including drivers and firmware.

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It is important to remember that the Librem 5 comes with the PureOS distribution and the adapted Gnome environment for smartphones and It is equipped with three hardware switches that allow you to disconnect the camera, microphone, WiFi / Bluetooth and the baseband module at the open circuit level.

When all three switches are off, the sensors (IMU + compass and GNSS, light and proximity sensors) are additionally locked. The components of the baseband chip, which is responsible for working in cellular networks, are separate from the main CPU, which provides the user environment.

Pricing for the Purism Librem 5 for early customers was $ 649, but as announced at launch it increased to $ 699.

Alternatively, you can go for a set with a 24-inch monitor, docking station, and peripherals, allowing you to turn the Librem 5 into a desktop computer. The cost of the whole set is $ 1399 A similar package with a 30-inch monitor costs $ 1699.

Of the elements that were announced on the delivery of this lot is that it arrived with a handmade box with an approximate design of elements.

Along with the pre-release of basic applications with the ability to manage the address book, easy web browsing, the initial power management system and installation of updates by running commands in the terminal.

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Purism founder and CEO Todd Weaver commented in the post:

"Seeing the incredible effort of the Purismo team and having the first Librem 5 fully operational has been the most inspiring moment in Purism's five-year history"

“It took nothing less than each and every teammate dedicating their expertise to get where we are, as well as a community of notable individuals who understand that we must succeed in creating a phone that offers society a full control and ownership to be fully respected »

This is what the Librem 5 stands for and, in my humble opinion, it is a phone that represents the greatest of visions that shout from the rooftops: "I will not give up my freedom!"

This is a personal note of thanks to the Purism team, to the sponsors who have overwhelmingly supported us every step of the way, and to the community that has volunteered to spread the word, share ideas.

Finally with the arrival of this first batch of the Librem 5 smartphone in the hands of enthusiasts from Linux, the true test of the promise of Purism will finally begin.

In other words, in the end, users are the ones who will give their criticism if the performance and ease of use of the software are really as promised and especially if they are suitable for daily use.

Source: https://puri.sm/


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