Complications and problems with manufacturing partners have caused the cancellation of Yotaphone 2 in the US. The news was revealed by Yota and it made clear that the phone would not be launched in the US. It happened due to the hassles company experienced with the manufacturing partners.
After so many delays, the company has finally cancelled the launch of Yotaphone 2 in the US. There were a number of problems faced by the company in terms of production from North America. According to the company, the logistics of the release of the phones in the US are not feasible by any chance. It will simply be very difficult for the company to earn profits in the US.
The delays offered by Indiegogo, the partner of Yotaphone has caused trouble for the company to launch the anticipated phone into the US. The delay by manufacturers would definitely harm the interests of the company for the year 2016 plan. The info about delay was included in an email that was sent to Indiegogo by Yota.
The Yotaphone 2 received a crowd funding in a campaign that was launched last month. There are only two options left with the funders now. They can simply ask for refunds or they can avail from the international version of the device.
The mechanism of the transfer of funds is in the process of being decided. However, the global version of the Yotaphone 2 does not offer support for LTE in the US. The global version of the device will be able to provide the HSPA+ service on T-Mobile and AT&T.
Indiegogo had started a campaign which raised about $300,000. Each Yotaphone was worth $500. The closing date of the campaign was 26th of July. It was revealed by Yota to The Verge that it will look for new partners in manufacturers. The new partner will promptly help aid to the supply of Yotaphones to other regions around the world.