ZTE kills its crowdsourced phone Kickstarter campaign

ZTE recently had the idea to crowdsource ideas for a new smartphone so it decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign for what it initially called Project CSX. The handset was later called Hawkeye and it had two unique features: a self-adhesive back and eye-tracking. However, the handset didn’t have high-end specs and that didn’t sit well with most people so ZTE decided to think about the project once again and it has now decided to cancel the Hawkeye Kickstarter. In an update on the Kickstarter page for Hawkeye, ZTE confirms that based on the feedback it has received, it has decided to cancel the campaign. It does point out that this doesn’t mean that Project CSX is over. “We are reevaluating the device for the winning Project CSX idea an eye-tracking feature with self-adhesive backing and it will be implemented based on your feedback,” it added.ZTE confirmed that all those who pledged money will receive a full refund. While the Kickstarter page will remain as a means to comm

ZTE Hawkeye Kickstarter Cancelled

ZTE recently had the idea to crowdsource ideas for a new smartphone so it decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign for what it initially called Project CSX. The handset was later called Hawkeye ...

Sun 19 Feb 17 from Ubergizmo

ZTE cancels crowd-sourced phone campaign

ZTE cancels a crowd-funding campaign for a smartphone design based on ideas submitted by the public.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from BBC Technology

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ZTE's plans to crowdsource ideas for its next mobile device has been a mostly smooth-sailing journey. But the company's efforts to make the eye-detecting phone a reality has ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Engadget

ZTE is shutting down its failed Hawkeye phone Kickstarter campaign

After a month and a half of letting its Hawkeye phone flounder on Kickstarter, ZTE is finally ending the campaign. It received $36,245 out of its $500,000 funding goal. In a post ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from The Verge

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