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In the beginning of October we reported that far-eastern ODM Coship was getting ready to ship their next Windows 10 Mobile handset, the Coship Moly X1, in Europe, but the company has been getting increasingly concerned about the health of the Windows Mobile ecosystem, and therefore decided rather than investing in a distribution network in Europe to first test the waters with an Indiegogo campaign, writing:
Molypcphone We are going to launch it at the cloudfunding Indiegogo.com in Oct. Thank you for your attention.
A week ago the campaign launched on Indiegogo and to say the reception has been tepid has been an understatement.
So far only 11 buyers ponied up for an actual device, raising 2% of Coship’s 100,000 flexible goal.
The Coship Moly X is a decidedly mid-range to low-end device, sporting a 5.5 inch 720P screen, Snapdragon 410 processor and 2 GB of RAM (we have reviewed it here already). I suspect, like the much more interesting Nuans Neo handset, which attracted less than 500 buyers on Kickstarter, this crowd-funding campaign, which only has another 14 days to run, is likely heading for a failure, which is not a good signal to send to a company already on the fence.
Coship is suspect to be the ODM behind the much hyped WhartonBrooks Windows 10 Phone , which suggests that if Coship leaves the field more than their company will be affected.
If our readers want to put some financial muscle behind their support of Windows phones you can back the campaign here.