ZTE launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new ZTE Hawkeye smartphone earlier this month and the company were looking to raid $500,000 for the device.
At the time of writing they have only raised $34,851 and now the company has revealed that they will make some changes to the device.
ZTE has published a blog post with the title ‘We acknowlege our mistake’, relating to the Kickstarter campaign, you can see an some of the post below.
During the concept phase of Project CSX, there were many submissions for flagship phones with detailed specs such as using the next Snapdragon processor or using Stock Android. These all received high votes, but when the Eye-Tracking, Sticky phone went on to win Project CSX, we lost sight of what many of you submitted and voted upon as competing submissions. We wanted the Project CSX phone (with the hands-free feature) to reach the masses around the world, which meant mid-range specs for a mid-range price that most users could afford. Note that this was entirely within the spirit of this project – we thought that we would be delivering the great concept that all of you voted on to as many people as possible.
After posting the project on Kickstarter and then releasing the detailed specifications of Hawkeye, we realize that our decision to introduce the CSX hands-free features on a mid-range device may not have met the expectations of those that backed this project and those that are early adopters and discovering Project CSX through Kickstarter. It was our mistake.
The company has said that they are unable to change the price of the handset on Kickstarter so they will only be able to make some minor specs changes to the handset.
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