For a year now, PundiX is working on its blockchain phone, which is almost ready for launch and already has an official name.
The latest version of this phone, which will be called “Blok on Blok” or BOB, was presented at the IFA 2019 event in Berlin this week. According to information from CoinDesk, it’s expected to be in pre-order later this year through Kickstarter and PundiX’s XWallet, at a price of $599.
According to a company statement, BOB will have all the data executed through its Blockchain Function X system, without relying on centralized service providers that can store users’ private information.
Other BOB features are: the possibility of switching between PundiX’s Blockchain OS and Android, the inclusion of a “MOD Assembly Kit” with removable parts that will allow buyers to modify the pone’s external look, the use of decentralized applications (dapps) and access to blockchain services.
Zac Cheah, co-founder and CEO of PundiX, said:
“BOB marks a great step forward in our mission of creating a blockchain Internet, a fully decentralized network where shared data is under the owner’s control.”
This announcement by PundiX comes just when large companies are launching their own blockchain phones, such as Samsung, or have devices in process such as HTC and LG.