Solana (SOL)‘s new crypto-native phones which will be developed by a lesser -known smartphone manufacturer Osom far from the first ‘blockchain phone’ to be announced since crypto and blockchain technology took a giant step into the mainstream around 2017. But what exactly is happening on all the other phones, and what are the producers promising?
To find out, we dig into the blockchain call report since 2018 and look at the current status of the project.
Call Finney Sirin Labs
Among the first companies to announce purpose -built blockchain phones was one based in Switzerland Sirin Lab with its Call Finneynamed after the last cryptographer and Bitcoin (BTC) pioneer Hal Finney.
And even though the token price has fallen from a peak of USD 3.5 in 2018 to zero now, Finney phones are made and can still be sold at Sirin Store.
In addition, Sirin Labs recently June 2021 launched an updated version of the phone known as Sirin V3, each a tweet of the company.
Where is X’s XPhone
The XPhone is a planned smartphone Pundhi Xcrypto payment company based in Singapore.
Among the products posted by Where X is XPOS, the company’s tool on LinkedIn glass said it is “the world’s first point-of-sale solution that allows merchants and consumers to conduct in-store transactions quickly on the blockchain.”
The company’s smartphones, however, appear to be a dead job, with little information being discovered since initial announcement in 2018.
According to an announcement at the time, the xPhone should be able to be used without an operator by routing data through block nodes. “Unlike traditional phones that require a centralized mobile operator, XPhone runs independently without the need,” the blog post said.
Cryptonews.com reach Where X to learn about the status of the project but haven’t heard back.
In 2018, smartphone manufacturers HTC announced an attempt into crypto with its Exodus phone, which reportedly could double as a crypto hardware wallet. The phone also reportedly comes with a separate micro operating system running parallel to Android, made by SoftBank‘s Arm Holdingsto keep crypto customers safe.
The Exodus phone is one of the ‘crypto phones’ that has been created, and the phone continues to be sold to this day through a special service. website.
LG blockchain phone
Major electronics companies LG it is also among the companies that after the 2017 bull market want to secure parts of the growing blockchain industry with specialized smartphones.
In 2019, the company confirmed previous rumors working with phones that use blockchainsaid that the call was really thoughtful.
Fast forward to 2021, however, the company, which has long struggled with smartphone sales, said it would leave the smartphone market due to its reduced market share and losses of around USD 4.1 billion.
LG has not released information on the fate of its planned blockchain phone, and the company has not responded to requests for comment from Cryptonews.com.
Still, the electronics giant has continued to show interest in crypto, he said claim in March this year that has added “developing and selling blockchain -based software” as one of its business objectives.
Furthermore, report earlier this year there was even speculation that the company might be looking to start a crypto exchange.
Huobi-affiliated Acute Angle phone
According to a report from 2019, the development of the phone, dubbed Acute Angle, will be funded through the sale of NODE Whole Network tokens on Huobi. In addition, the exchange also promises that customers will be able to pay for the phone to use Huobi token (HT).
However, no information has been published by Huobi or Whole Network’s partners about the status of the phone since 2019. Currently, Whole Network’s website no longer accessible, the company’s Twitter account has not shown anything since 2019, when the latest post was on Weibo account is from 2020.
Meanwhile, the price of the NODE Whole Network token has dropped to 0, but the token can still be traded on Huobi Global.
Cryptonews.com reach the Whole Network but never hear back.
Last on our list is a phone from the South Korean electronics giant Samsungsaid powered by Cocoa subsidiary Land X‘s Klaytn blockchain platform. The phone is a special limited edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 tablet phone (phablet).
By the beginning report on KlaytnPhone from 2019, the only real difference between the KlaytnPhone and the regular Galaxy Note 10 is that the former comes with a crypto wallet and certain blockchain apps installed. In addition, 2,000 KLAY tokens are provided to all phone customers.
Per dedicated call website, KlaytnPhone is “the first and only smartphone that offers an easy and seamless experience for users who interact with the iGaming platform and blockchain services.” The website adds that the phone allows users to “experience an all-in-one blockchain ecosystem from tokens to wallets to blockchain applications.”
According to the same website, KlaytnPhone is only available to customers in South Korea.
Cryptonews.com reached out to manufacturer KlaytnPhone to learn about the status of the project but haven’t heard back.