Gallery: The Fairphone is an Openly-Designed Conflict-Free Smartphone

 

Buying a mobile device these days can feel like signing a pact with the devil – and to make matters worse, it’s difficult to determine where the parts were sourced and assembled and whether they were ethically produced. Fairphone aims to take the guilt out of gadgetry by producing the world’s first openly-designed, conflict-free smartphone. The company launched a successful crowdfunding campaign to reach their minimum goal of 5,000 pre-orders and now the Fairphone is on its way towards mass production.

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  1. Dee Coombes September 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Brilliant!!!

  2. GreatEmerald June 29, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    That’s nice. I wish they didn’t forget Mer (Sailfish) as well. Ubuntu is moving away from the GNU/Linux community, and while Firefox OS is nice, it’s still not quite as Free-Software-friendly as Mer.

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