Company Selling $14 Thousand Mobile Phone Pivots to Blockchain
Sirin Labs sold $14 thousand mobile phone Solarin. The company now intends to develop a line of devices based on blockchain architecture
In March Calcalist reported the company let 30 of its 90 employees go, citing changes at the product level. Following the report, Techcrunch interviewed Mr. Hogeg, the company’s CEO, who said the company saw a little less than $10 million in sales at the time.
The Solarin is still being serviced and sold, if not manufactured, the company said in its latest announcement.
“We’re paying close attention to the feedback we’ve received for Solarin," said Mr. Hogeg in the company's announcement. "We decided to take the core offering and to wrap it with a new sleek design that’s a fraction of the cost, so it can serve the crypto community, and their growing need for enhanced security".
Sirin Labs’s prospective devices will be designed to support blockchain applications, with a peer-to-peer resource sharing system that will rely exclusively on the Sirin Labs Token (SRN), a digital coin that will be minted by the company. The company's devices, which will start at $999 for the smartphone and $799 for the PC, will only be able for purchase using the token, the company said.