Guys, I have failed you. I had already forgotten about the Saygus V2 and the fact that it was supposed to ship by March 31, at the latest, and missed out on the latest round of excuses and random circuit board chatter that came across Twitter yesterday from the company. Thankfully, Android Police saw one of our favorite crowdfunded disasters continue to unfold at the last minute and has reminded us to get back to talking about it with an update!
First things first, though, and that’s that we told you this thing would never ship by the end of Q1. Saygus even said in January that Q1 was what they “think” is accurate, which isn’t exactly a fist-pounding-the-desk definitive answer. These guys have no idea what they are doing, still, a year and a half later.
So here’s the news! In a series of tweets yesterday, Saygus has informed us that they have completed work on circuit boards (not the phone, just circuit boards), did something with an SMT (whatever the f*ck that is), have not finished final software testing or sent anything to the FCC for certification or approval, and will be providing weekly updates going forward (don’t bet on that either).
They did manage to party it up at MWC, though, so that’s good. It wouldn’t be Saygus if they weren’t wasting time at trade shows, showing off a phone that was supposed to ship a year ago, and partying.
Oh, we got these photos too!
In probably the most telling tweet of all, Saygus apologized for the delays, because they “didn’t anticipate any.” Think about that statement for a second. This is a company who was supposed to ship a phone last March, delayed it, changed shipping dates to May before delaying again, and then disappeared for six months because of delay after delay after delay, until showing up at CES to tell people about their delays, only to again announce yesterday, that they are delayed. But Saygus has the balls to say they “didn’t anticipate any” delays. They invented the f*cking word!
I give up.
Remember what we said, backing a crowdfunded smartphone is a terrible idea.
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