created Apr 8, 2019
"Linux-based 4G phones with Google Assistant sold for $7 in Indonesia"
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19590428 - 199 comments
"New Jio Phone 2- Quick Specifications, Features || QWERTY Keypad, WhatsApp Support" - 2018 - looks like old Blackberry with physical QWERTY keyboard. It runs KaiOS. Cost: RS 2,999.
Apr 26, 2019:
KaiOS takes on the Apple-Android mobile duopoly (economist.com)
Last summer when I read about the Light Phone 2 and its fundraising initiative, it was scheduled for release in Spring 2019. Now it's scheduled for release in July 2019.
I think that only fundraiser contributors will receive a Light Phone 2. The cost was $300 last summer. I considered it.
The project team has a working demo, not the final product. Their ability to begin production may be affected by product development or financial challenges.
It seems that it's still possible to buy a Light Phone 2.
Light Phone 2 - Pre-order
$300 USD $400 (25% OFF)
Be one of the first to receive a Light Phone 2! Expected delivery is by the end of July 2019. The phone will ship as an unlocked phone and does not include a SIM.
July 31, 2019
"The Hottest Phones for the Next Billion Users Aren’t Smartphones (wsj.com)"