Project CSX has been about transparency from the very beginning. ZTE shares our goals with you and Z-Community, and in return, this community has been very generous to share its thoughts and ideas for the next great mobile device. Through this process, we discovered a great solution that many of you voted upon - to build a truly hands-free experience using eye-tracking to enable scrolling and an adhesive back to stick the phone to any surface.
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.
Our dilemma now is that an exclusive, introductory price has already been set on Kickstarter at $199. Specs can change, but the price cannot be changed. So, we're once again asking for your help. If you had to choose one or two things to improve the specs of the Hawkeye phone to make it more attractive, what would it be? Before you answer that question, remember that asking for every potential flagship feature is cost prohibitive now that price is set, so let's try to focus truly on the things that all of you care the most about. Thank you once again for your time and energy to help this project succeed.