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Mobile Giant, HTC Prepares To Ship Its Blockchain Smartphones In December

Mobile giant HTC gave us a heads up when they made headlines in May for its first native blockchain smartphone, labeled the HTC Exodus.
Just last month, HTC made the mobile phone available for pre-order, expecting the first units to be shipped in next month. Payment for the mobile was only to be made in Bitcoin or Ethereum. The company stated that the phone would be made available in 34 countries. The company has hyped up the phone by touting the secure enclave portion of the device.
The locked portion was created to keep the User’s cryptocurrency wallet keys safe, a solution the company hopes to be a middle-ground between cold-storage and software wallets. Asides these additional benefits include supporting underlying protocols like Lighting and Dfinity.
Despite this technological innovation, lots of people are still finding it difficult to trust the smart phone, others believe the phone’s inevitably small market, especially since pre-sales are only carried out with cryptocurrency is setting it up to fail.
Since its announcement Exodus has received lots of positive attention for its cryptocurrency capabilities, and according to Wired, the phone possesses some other impressive specs. The outlet stated that the phone has 6In Quad HD+ display, a Snapdragon 845 processor, dual cameras, and an IP68 waterproof rating. The phone runs Android Oreo and has 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage.
Phil Chen of HTC said more than 30 Industry leaders advised the phone’s development team at critical touch points. Some people even believe that the creation of the phone was a strategy to push off competition from industry giants like Apple and Samsung.
Some people like Lawrence Lundy at Outlier Ventures thinks. Otherwise, she believes that people with big cryptocurrency holdings are still going to use cold-storage wallets, or will opt for a phone like the Finney smartphone from Sirin Labs.
Since there are a variety of software wallets for investors to choose from, a lot of people are generally skeptical about trusting a phone manufacturer with keeping cryptocurrency safe.
According to Wired, Phil Chen argued that the Exodus safe enclave is almost on a par with cold storage. He also said APL would be released so people can build and enhance Exodus hardware.
 

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