PinePhone, the $149 Linux Phone, Has Started Shipping for the Brave of Heart

The PinePhone Linux phone has been available for pre-order since mid-November 2019, and those who bought one paid as low as $149 USD for the device, which doesn’t ship with an operating system preinstalled. After a bit of delay, the PinePhone is now finally shipping to customers, starting today, January 17th. In the box, customers will receive the PinePhone, a high quality USB-C charging cable, and an introductory leaflet in letter form. There is no charger in the box, so you’ll have to use one that you probably already have in your house or office from another smartphone if it’s capable of outputting 5V/15W.