PundiX’s Blockchain Phone “BOB” Almost Ready for Launch

The blockchain phone from PundiX, in progress for a year now, is practically prepared for dispatch.

The firm put the most recent iteration on show at the IFA 2019 event in Berlin this week and has announced that the gadget is intended to go on pre-order in Q4 2019 at the cost of $599 through Kickstarter and PundiX’s XWallet.

In an announcement, the company said the phone – now officially dubbed “Blok on Blok,” or BOB – will have all information executed over its Function X blockchain framework, with no centralized services providers storing clients’ private data.

BOB will enable clients to switch between PundiX’s blockchain OS, which powers the decentralized administrations, and Android.

It also comes customizable. PundiX states the phone will accompany a “MOD Assembly Kit,” with separable parts that enable purchasers to adjust the gadget’s outer look.

Pundi X CEO and co-founder Zac Cheah stated:

“BOB marks a big step forward in our mission of creating a Blockchain Internet, a fully decentralized network where every piece of data shared is under the owner’s control. More importantly, BOB gives a sneak peek of a world powered entirely by blockchain technology, where everyone has control over their own data and everything is executed with the expectations of immutability and transparency.”

BOB will further permit the utilization of decentralized applications (dapps) and access to blockchain administrations, along with supporting the Function X network by acting as a node on the blockchain.

PundiX stated the initial batch would witness a production run of 5,000 units, which it is considering prototypes before an arranged full retail launch.

The announcement of PundiX’s phone comes as a few noteworthy players are said to introduce their very own blockchain phones.

LG is said to be near the launch of a gadget, as reported on September 10, while HTC has one in progress. Samsung and crypto exchange Huobi have both previously launched blockchain phones.