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US Yotaphone 2 debut dropped

first_img Steve Costello Previous ArticleSony refreshes mid-tier smartphone portfolioNext ArticleFrontback returns from the dead Yota denies ditching Android for Sailfish Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Yota Devices, maker of the dual-screen Yotaphone smartphone line, shelved the launch of a US-targeted version of Yotaphone 2, citing manufacturing issues.The company noted “unforeseen delays including both production and delivery of the North American variant of YotaPhone2 from our manufacturer”.In an email sent to backers of an Indiegogo campaign supporting the launch, Matthew Kelly, its US head, said: “It’s not an easy life for a startup smartphone company and the aforementioned manufacturing difficulties have been one of the biggest challenges we’ve faced”.The company said that while it had met with its manufacture partner “in a last-ditch effort” to bring the device to North America, it would arrive too late.“We believe the likelihood of a severe delay in these shipments would have created a conflict with our international roadmap for 2016, leaving Indiegogo supporters behind when customers in other regions will be offered a newer, cheaper and better Yotaphone.”According to Kelly, Yota Devices is now “bringing on a new manufacturing partner who can support the scalability we need in order to quickly bring YotaPhone to various regions around the world, including North America”. A “new generation YotaPhone with the latest specs and technologies, but also at a lower cost”, was promised.Two options are now available: customers in North America can receive the international version of the device, which means that while 3G connectivity will be supported, 4G (LTE) will not.Alternatively, refunds will be made.The Yotaphone 2 Indiegogo campaign was heavily over-subscribed, hitting 572 per cent of its target, reaching nearly $300,000. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 AUG 2015 HomeDevicesNews US Yotaphone 2 debut dropped Tags center_img Yota Devices seeking YotaPhone 3 funding Devices Yota picks up new backer with $50M initial support Related Author Yota DevicesYotaphoneYotaphone 2last_img read more

Utah Jazz basketball: Enes Kanter leads Jazz comeback win over L.A. Lakers in preseason contest

first_imgLOS ANGELES — It was just an exhibition game, but the Jazz showed a lot of heart in a second-half 99-86 comeback win over the Los Angeles Lakers Saturday night at the Staples Center.The Jazz had trailed by 11 points at halftime but caught up with a strong third quarter and then turned on the gas early in the fourth behind second-year center Enes Kanter and veteran Jamaal Tinsley.Kanter finished with his third straight double-double this year, getting 14 points and 14 rebounds. The most amazing thing was that he scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter when the Jazz made their move. He could have had more but was taken out as both teams cleared their benches with five minutes left.Tinsley, who missed Friday night’s home win over Oklahoma City for “personal reasons,” finished with 11 points and five assists in 18 minutes. Marvin Williams scored 14, while Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward each added 10 for the Jazz.For the Lakers, it was their third straight exhibition loss in three games. They got 18 points from Kobe Bryant in 24 minutes, while Metta World Peace scored 13 and Pau Gasol 11.The Lakers took a 46-35 halftime lead over the Jazz, but the Jazz stormed back to tie the score at 69 after three quarters.That’s when Kanter went wild. His burst gave the Jazz an 81-72 lead before both teams cleared their benches.The Lakers had lost their first two exhibitions game handily, by 27 to Golden State and by 18 to Portland. Bryant had missed the Portland game with a strained shoulder. Meanwhile, the Jazz bounced back from a close loss to Golden State with a convincing win over Oklahoma City Friday night.last_img read more