Vielleicht gehört ihr, wie ich auch, zu den Vorbestellern des Geekphone Peak+. Nachdem das Gerät nun schon mehrmals verschoben wurde, ging ich selber auch nicht mehr davon aus, dieses Jahr noch ein Peak+ in den Firefox OS_phone_greenHänden zu halten. Jedoch kommt es noch viel schlimmer, das Gerät wird nun vollständig gecancelt. Überraschenderweise erhielt ich am Donnerstag den 28.11.2013 eine Email von Geekphone. Diese bietet 3 Lösungen für das Problem an, zum einen kann man ein normales Geek bekommen, den Restwert bekommt man erstattet, zum anderen kann man sich den vollen Betrag erstatten lassen, oder man entscheidet sich für das neue Revolution Gerät.

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Dear Geeksphone users:

At Geeksphone we have been working for more than four years in order to expand the Company, always standing by our ideals, and therefore having to make difficult decisions. But certainly this week has been the hardest.

The Peak+ project started in May as an evolution of the Peak, which had garnered much success. We wanted to make a new device aimed to be a new evolution of our Peak model, improvig it thanks to your feedback, but maintaining continuity in terms of quality and philosophy.

Unfortunately, during the month of August 2013, very serious problems arose in the components‘ supply chain in Asia that have been impossible to avoid.

Although we expected a complex situation, the reality exceeded the worst scenario. This was compounded by the decline and cessation of activity (in domino effect) of numerous suppliers and other indepedent OEMs.

We adopted multiple measures in order to have confirmation from all suppliers to start production later this November.

But the current reality makes this situation no longer possible.

Despite that we have been able to stock up the scarcest components (ROM and RAM memories), our integrator (or EMS) has communicated us the complete cease of its activity.

Cellon Technologies was, up to date, one of the longest running and most reputable EMS/ODM in the industry. Nevertheless, and due to multiple internal problems, they have not been able to fulfill the responsibilities in which we placed our trust .

We have assesed other alternatives, but in the most optimistic scenario, manufacturing would not be possible until January 2014, even with the support of other Geeksphone’s partners such as Foxconn or Quanta (EMS / ODM).

Therefore and despite our great efforts, we have decided that the most reasonable, honest and consistent decision is to cancel Peak+ manufacturing.

new_plans

This serious incident has not made us to give up. Geeksphone in exchange has maintained its usual new products development work, as well as the implementation of a strategic management plan which prevents that exceptional situations such as these may occur in the future.

Hence, we will announce in a few days the new Geeksphone terminal. You may follow its „birth“ here

We firmly believe that it will thrill our „Geek“ fans and that it will revolutionize the mobile universe once again.

solutions

Under these conditions, we first want to apologize for the damage and great disappointment that will surely cause a loss in the confidence you had in Geeksphone. We want to offer three solutions for you to continue to trust us:

solucion1

Request a full refund of the amount paid.

In this case contact us at refundgeeksphone.com quoting your name and Peak+ order number.

solucion2

Apply for a Peak.

In this case contact us at peakrequestgeeksphone.com quoting your name and Peak+ order number.

We will immediately send it by priority courier, plus a $ 20 refund (15 €) to your credit card account.This offer will remain valid until end of stock.

The Peak remains the most powerful Firefox OS device in the market.

solucion3

Request exchange for the the new multi OS Geeksphone device, the Geeksphone Revolution.

In this case contact us at revolutiongeeksphone.com quoting your name and Peak+ order number.

The new device will be available soon. In recognition of your support to Geeksphone you will be able to purchase the new device with no further payment representing near 50% discount for those choosing this option. A full refund may be requested at any time.

Thanks for your support and confidence.

Javier Agüera and the Geeksphone team.

Das Peak+ wurde somit offiziell gecancelt und wird nicht mehr erscheinen, eigentlich Schade denn ich wollte mir FFOS mal richtig anschauen. Ich vermute aber das Geekphone sich den Vertrieb von FFOS auch besser vorgestellt hat, betrachten wir das ganze am Markt, hat FFOS quasi keine Verbreitung. Geekphone scheint nun alle Hoffnungen auf des Revolution zu setzen, über dieses ist aber leider nichts bekannt, außer das es ein Dual-Boot Gerät sein wird. Ich vermute das hier in erster Linie ein Android-System zum Einsatz kommt, so kann man die breiten Massen eher begeistern, gleichzeitig bekommt der FFOS geneigte Kunde ein Smartphone mit deutlich besserer Ausstattung.

Ich selber überlege nun, welche Lösung ich für mich wählen soll, habt ihr euch dazu schon entschieden?