Special mid-month update - shipping status of PBP ; PT and PP
Mid-month update (shipping & project progress information catch-up)

Since we've experienced shipping delays and other hurdles (which I discussed at length in this month's update) I figured that the right thing to do is bring you up to speed on whats going on in the past 2 weeks rather than have you wait until the November update. This way you're not left hanging without any information for too long - which I understand and appreciate can be quite frustrating. Instead of  writing another blog entry, I opted for a much less formal forum post - I'll likely have to edit it once or twice in the coming days anyways, since I expect more news from TL and the respective factories. 

Here is the run-down:

Pinebook Pro

Shipping of the first Pinebook Pros batch was completed today [edit] The majority of Pinebook Pros shipped out, with a handful shipping together with the 2nd batch; its all in DHL's hands now. If you are in the first batch and haven't received your unit yet, you'll be getting an email or SMS soon. I expect that most of the early adopters will have their Pinebook Pro by the end of the week *fingers crossed*.
Thanks for being so patient and positive on both the forum and the chats - its really appreciated!

The second and third batch Pinebook Pro PCBs have already arrived at the factory and will be assembled this week. The entire laptops will be assembled and quality control checked right after; if all goes well, we'll have them shipped by the end of October or sometime in the first week of November. I'll keep you posted. [edit 24/10/19] It appears that everything is on-track regarding assembly, and the batch will indeed go out on the 29/10.  

[edit 2 / 24/10/19] The 'public batch' with 64GB eMMC modules will ship the on November 5th(~ish).

PinePhone Dev kits

The thing that put the PinePhone dev kit shipping on hold was an issue with the touch panel digitizer (see October blog entry). This delay bought us some time to deal with the last outstanding issue - namely tuning the antennas. So not to waste time at a later stage, we engaged the modem vendor in helping us achieve the best possible reception on these developer units. It is my understanding that tuning has been completed as of today.

I don't have a firm shipping date for the dev kits yet, but I expect them to they will ship out before the end of October.

I will be getting more information regarding the PinePhone dev kits as well as the Brave Heart early adopter units in the next few days. I'll expect to be updating this entry very soon - perhaps even in the next 24hrs. 

[edit 24/10/19] The developer PinePhones will ship on 29/10, next week Tuesday (at the time of writing)

[edit] PinePhone Brave Heart edition pre-orders will likely open in November and will be delivered to users in December... just in time for Christmas.

PineTime Dev kits

The PineTime dev kits shipped out yesterday to developers. This makes for one thing less to manage or deal with production-wise. Its on developers now to take this project forward - cannot wait to see how fast software for the PT will progresses. We are also very keen to hear what developers think about the hardware.

At this time I don't know which shipping method was selected for the PT dev kits - but I expect it will take some 10+ days for most units to reach their destination.

[edit 24/10/19] At the time of writing, first PineTime dev kits have been received and I expect many more to reach their new homes in the next few days.
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Special mid-month update - shipping status of PBP ; PT and PP - by Luke - 10-15-2019, 10:09 AM

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