Turing Robotic’s CEO says the corporate isn’t accomplished. Nevertheless it’s positively hit one other vital roadblock in its quest to deliver some enjoyable different handsets to the market. The Finnish telephone maker’s story to this point is one among delay after delay, and now it’s introduced, via Facebook post, that it’s suspending manufacturing.
CEO Syl Chao’s didn’t supply up a lot in the best way of knowledge with regard to what this all means or why it’s occurring, however there does seem like loads of perception floating round with regard to the corporate’s well being. Because the Verge handily notes, Finnish media has been reporting some major money woes for the smartphone startup.
The corporate arrange store in Nokia’s previous stomping floor of Salo, Finland, hiring a few of the telephone large’s engineers within the wake of its implosion. Turing additionally scored monetary backing and a producing partnership with Chinese language smartphone large, TCL.
In 2016, it switched from Android to Sailfish, including that “We totally anticipate the Turing Telephone to be shipped within the month of April 2016.” The corporate finally addressed delays by sending out a pre-production mannequin of the handset, promising to switch them with remaining variations.
A neighborhood publication just lately broke the information that the corporate had declared chapter, prompting the replace. It was the primary put up to the corporate’s Fb web page to debate its personal product since August of final yr.
“A current information about TRI’s Salo firm submitting for chapter might have despatched an uneasy feeling to a few of you,” the CEO writes. “We wish you to know that this submitting was initiated to quickly droop our manufacturing intentions in Salo, nonetheless it doesn’t imply that TRI is bankrupt.”
Chao actually sounds hopeful within the put up, however to this point, the corporate hasn’t given prospects a lot cause to share in that feeling. Like different current posts from the corporate, it’s plagued by feedback from pissed off backers awaiting a handset or a refund.