The goal of the PinePhone is to provide an open, affordable (the end-user phone is targeting a price of $149), upgradable and modular, privacy-oriented mainline Linux phone for those who desire or require this particular feature-set. To be clear;  this is an announcement of the dev kits and not the end-user device (although, by extension, it’s also an announcement that a phone is in the works and scheduled for production sometime this year). Everything written henceforth refers to the kits specifically, but you can infer most of the phone’s functionality from what is written below.

The kit – internally codenamed Don’t be Evil (kudos to those that understand the codename)- will be produced in a limited supply because its meant for developers only.

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