Somali-Canadian teen who claimed to have built his own phone is accused of being a fraud

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Indiegogo suspended the campaign today for a ‘Terms of Use’ violation meaning the phone probably won't make it to market.

The page where Mo Omer and Fahd Alhattab had been raising funds for a re-branded white-label device they were importing through Alibaba now reads: “This campaign has been closed by Trust and Safety due to a violation of our Terms of Use. The campaign will no longer be accepting contributions, and the Campaign Owners no longer have access to the campaign.”

Omer, 17, told MobileSyrup when the pair first started the campaign that he was aiming to bring a device to market that was less needlessly expensive than most mid-range and premium handsets on the market by cutting out the middle man and purchasing direct from the manufacturer.

However, Omer and his partner were also accused by many of misrepresenting their involvement in the device’s creation process. In particular, some took issue with the fact that the Frank Phone website and campaign referred to Omer as the “creator” of the phone. In fact, he likely had little to do with the industrial design or development process of the device apart from selecting certain features from the manufacturer, ShenZhen Leegoog International Technology Co., Ltd.
https://mobilesyrup.com/2017/09/19/indiegogo-suspends-frank-phone-campaign/
 
4GB RAM and 64GB Storage, 8 Core Processor, Full HD Screen , 16MP/8MP Cameras , running on Android Marshmallow (Android N upgrade available and future Android O) , fingerprint sensor and a 5'5 screen

And only cost 180$

 
4GB RAM and 64GB Storage, 8 Core Processor, Full HD Screen , 16MP/8MP Cameras , running on Android Marshmallow (Android N upgrade available and future Android O) , fingerprint sensor and a 5'5 screen

And only cost 180$
Sounds like it would weigh a tonne, he can't build those slim phones Samsung and Apple do.
 

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It's understandable that a 17-year old kid's invention wont make it to market. First of all, the product is not mass produced and he has no capacity to do that. It's a long and arduous process. Do you have a beef with him? Why'd you call him a fraud?
:ayaanswag: :cosbyhmm:
 
This is how the phone will look like


Specs don't weight anything tho. A lot of phone have same spec as this one like Moto G4 or Honor 6x
Where is the picture from? I bought a cheap phone with high specs while my phone was in the repair shop and it weighed a tonne and had a shitty battery.
 
It's understandable that a 17-year old kid's invention wont make it to market. First of all, the product is not mass produced and he has no capacity to do that. It's a long and arduous process. Do you have a beef with him? Why'd you call him a fraud?
:ayaanswag: :cosbyhmm:
His phone is shit. Just did some research. Only 500 units will be sold for 180$ and the price will then increase to 230$.

you can find better smart phones which runs android nougat and have support service under 230$.

And it's a fraud because they copied a designed from another company and aren't using original equipments.

It's a shit phone don't get it. Heck even a flip flop beats this phone lol.
 
Can't remember the name but it was a Spanish company, I bought the phone because it had a 6 inch screen. It was utter garbage.
lol you should check reviews before buying phones .

Reminds of the No Man's Sky game being overhyped for a year only to for it to be the most hated game of the year :lol:
 

Duchess

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It's understandable that a 17-year old kid's invention wont make it to market. First of all, the product is not mass produced and he has no capacity to do that. It's a long and arduous process. Do you have a beef with him? Why'd you call him a fraud?
:ayaanswag: :cosbyhmm:
Why would I be beefing with a 17 year from Ottawa?:drakewtf:

Read my full post. Indiegogo took down their crowdfunding campaign due to misrepresentation. He didn't CREATE or BUILD anything, making him a fraud. :draketf:
 

ArchBishopofAtheism

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His phone is shit. Just did some research. Only 500 units will be sold for 180$ and the price will then increase to 230$.

you can find better smart phones which runs android nougat and have support service under 230$.

And it's a fraud because they copied a designed from another company and aren't using original equipments.

It's a shit phone don't get it. Heck even a flip flop beats this phone lol.
Right. But the main problem is that it's not profitable. No one filed any copy right complaints or anything. Making a shitty phone doesn't make you a fraud. You know who sucks more than him? People on sspot hating on him who can't operate a microwave if their life depended on it.
 

Duchess

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Right. But the main problem is that it's not profitable. No one filed any copy right complaints or anything. Making a shitty phone doesn't make you a fraud. You know who sucks more than him? People on sspot hating on him who can't operate a microwave if their life depended on it.
Yawn.
 
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