Yotaphone 3 Going up for Pre-Order This Summer (?)

Here's an interesting follow-up to yesterday's story about Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Yotaphone.

A reader has tipped me to the fact that the Russian-language Yotaphone website is now teasing the launch of a new device on its home page.  There is furious speculation on many tech blogs but all we know right now is that pre-orders will start this summer:

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This notice is being interpreted by some to mean that the Yotaphone 3 is coming this summer, and they might be right.

When we last heard rumblings of a new Yotaphone in the form of an Instagram post several weeks ago, I discounted the report because the source was unverified and the evidence was thin.

Later news reports which said that the Yota Devices's parent company had killed the Yotaphone 3 by declining to invest capital in the project cast further doubt on the story, but now that we have the pre-order teaser we have to wonder whether independent financing has been found.

There's still not enough evidence that the Yotaphone 3 is coming, but the possibility can no longer be discounted.

But I am still not convinced.

The last Yotaphone was released just over two years ago, and it was so successful that less than a year later parent company Yota Devices sold itself to a Hong Kong investment company for $100 million. Yota Devices moved its operations to China, and the remaining  Yotaphone 2 stock was sold off at clearance prices.

And now Yota Devices's Russian staff plans to release a new phone - without the support of Yota Devices's primary stockholder?

It's not impossible, but it sure is implausible.

Thanks, Vikarti, for the tip!

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

2 Comments

  1. Vikarti Anatra16 June, 2017

    Yotaphone 3 is shown on Russian China expo – http://tass.ru/ekonomika/4342102 (in russian). very little details

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder17 June, 2017

      Yes, it looks like my sources were wrong.

      Reply

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