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Saygus says it's restarting the FCC approval process for the long-delayed V-Squared

Saygus says it's restarting the FCC approval process for the long-delayed V-Squared

The Saygus V-Squared smartphone, which debuted with an intriguing presentation at CES a year and a half ago and was still being changed and promised at MWC in February, still isn't available. Of course it isn't. It's coming any day now, it really is, right after Valve releases Half-Life 3, Apple makes a combination television-car, and Google brings Fiber to [insert your town here]. But Team Saygus is insistent that the development process continues, as evidenced by their latest tweet.

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[Update: Project Suspended] Indiegogo Continues To Have No Standards, Allows $50,000 Flex-Fund Campaign For Vaporware Modular Smartphone

[Update: Project Suspended] Indiegogo Continues To Have No Standards, Allows $50,000 Flex-Fund Campaign For Vaporware Modular Smartphone

Crowdfunding is one of the "new" tech economy's sharpest double-edged blades. While it has served as a legitimate platform for fans to support products and content they genuinely believe in and want to see become a reality, it is also ripe for scamming and incompetence. Case in point: Fonkraft, a $50,000 Indiegogo campaign that allegedly will culminate in the production of a Project Ara-style modular smartphone.

To date, the flex-funded (as in, even if it doesn't reach the goal, the project still gets what money was raised) campaign has amassed over $25,000 from people who probably know no better, with over 130 phones funded by supporters.

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