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And as of this month, they're opening up pre-orders to those who would love to put their money up in support of such a cause. The company needs 5,000 people to place dibs on pre-orders for the 325 Euro phone ($436) to enter production. What's the phone going to be like? It'll be an unlocked, 4.3" device with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), a quad-core CPU, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, dual-SIM trays for international travelers, and a pretty slick looking UI.
But for as honorable as the cause is, here's the trouble: they're having issues getting just 5,000 people around the globe to buy one. Compare that to Samsung's Galaxy S4, which just sold 10 million units in under a month. It goes to show that while many folks will hold up pitchforks and support something vocally, putting their money where their mouths are is a different story.