Coship Moly X1 Windows Phone crowdfunding campaign ends with just 11 phones sold
posted by Cosmin V. / Dec 18, 2016, 1:52 PM
We reported last month about Coship's attempt to raise money by selling its Moly X1 Windows Phone handset through Indiegogo. In fact, the company's main objective was to test and see whether or not there are still enough people who would consider buying a Windows Phone handset.
Unfortunately, it turns out that almost no one is interesting in buying a Windows Phone device anymore. The crowdfunding campaign has just ended and Coship only raised $2,569 from 30 backers.
Not to mention that many backers didn't even want to the phone, but just offered to purchase a $4 Big Thanks with a Windows Phone booklet and $5 50% off Moly X1 phone case.
Suffice to say that only 11 Moly X1 Windows Phone handsets were sold during the fundraiser, which says quite a lot about the future of Windows Phone.
It's unclear how Coship's plans will change following the fail of this crowdfunding campaign, but it can't be any good.
On the other hand, perhaps people would be more interested in a high-end smartphone like the HP Elite x3. Coship Moly X1 is a mid-entry level smartphone that sports a 5.5-inch display with HD (720p) resolution.
The Moly X1 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable memory. Also, the smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual-LED flash, as well as a secondary 5-megapixel selfie camera.
It's also worth noting that Coship confirmed the Moly X1 ships with Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update.
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Bring on the surface phone. It would be a good thing to break the iOS/Android duopoly.
posted on Dec 18, 2016, 2:06 PM 4
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There even more interested on firefox OS as they had successfully crowdfunding projects. https://www.kickstarter.com/pr
Microsoft brand is really a mixed blessing. There used to be a lot of haters but now i can see there some die hard fans as well. Good!
posted on Dec 18, 2016, 8:11 PM 0
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The person who wrote this is an English speaker???
posted on Dec 18, 2016, 2:30 PM 8
I've complained about this writer countless times. I even edited some of his older articles via comments. He's clearly unqualified and either he doesn't edit his work, isn't capable of spotting his rudimentary mistakes, PhoneArena doesn't have an editor, or all of the above.
posted on Dec 18, 2016, 6:03 PM 2
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Or it could be that it sold for way too much for a phone made by an unknown manufacturer (to many people), low end specs (720p display, Snapdragon 410, etc), and people probably thought that for the price you might as well buy a Lumia 1520 off eBay for $200 (brand new).
posted on Dec 18, 2016, 2:35 PM 4
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People are blind to see, most people do not care about Windows mobile is a dead OS... give it up already.
posted on Dec 18, 2016, 2:41 PM 2
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Since Android has almost 90% of the worlds market share you could almost say the same about IOS - couldn't you?. While I like Android and IOS, I also now use Windows mobile and hope it only gets stronger as a third viable option for users that want something different.
posted on Dec 18, 2016, 3:14 PM 0
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Bruh are comparing ios to windows phone...? C'mon how blind do you need to be to make such comparison? lol. Admitt it windows is dead and there is nothing we can do about it, blackberry's os as well... I want a third option too, but a strong one that is gonna make the right decisions otherwise Im fine with the current two.
posted on Dec 19, 2016, 5:30 PM 0
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I would have tried out Windows mobile if it were like proper Windows 10... and also there are no available new phones so I went android. honestly if they make a really good full Windows smartphone, I would definitely buy.
posted on Dec 18, 2016, 3:23 PM 0
As a Windows Phone owner, I just wish my phone didn't have Windows Phone as an OS.
posted on Dec 18, 2016, 11:40 PM 0
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microsoft has a crappy OS called Windows Phone. and microsoft is too greedy to get rich with their licensing the crappy OS. not to mention about crappy hardware at premium price, and high-end hardwares that has nothing to impress on both software and hardwares, that is more expensive than other flagship phones.
posted on Dec 19, 2016, 5:16 AM 0
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So, basically this is an Alcatel Fierce XL with better cameras and it's unlocked for international use. The Fierce XL is about $150 retail. I like Windows Mobile and this Coship device doesn't interest me in the least. I can see why it had few backers. The app gap and phones with poor specs for the $ are really killing Windows Mobile.
posted on Dec 19, 2016, 8:34 AM 1
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who would be excited to buy a freaking phone with a SD410 from a "no name" company, regardless of the OS... My bet is VERY FEW. So this says nothing about the viability of Windows 10. Give me the new Windows 10 for ARM and I'm off Android and will never touch iOS (Gave up, just can't do it... Preference).
posted on Dec 19, 2016, 9:22 AM 1
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Ok windows mobile is not popular as it is. Why would anyone but a fan buy one? Why would a fan want an obsolete snapdragon 410? Alcatel did well, so did hp. Both snapdragon 820.
posted on Dec 19, 2016, 10:18 AM 0
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