6 weeks ago and only 2 days after the launch of WhartonBrooks’s Cerulean Moment Indiegogo campaign to raise $1.1 million it was already clear that the company was going to have some difficulty, having attracted only 39 backers out of an estimated 3900 needed.
Now, 12 hours before their fixed goal crowdfunding campaign is set to close the company has only attracted a further 63, raising a total of $24,368.
Unless there is a sudden rush of Windows Phone enthusiasts it appears clear the campaign, like that of Coship and Nuans, will fail, and with that another sad episode in the terminal decline of Windows Phone, hallmarked by massive hype and unrealistically raised hopes.
Originally presented as revolutionary, the Cerulean Moment is solidly lower mid-rage, coming with 5-inch 720P HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB RAM/32GB storage, 13MP/5MP rear/front cameras and 2250 mAh battery. It also comes with support for LTE and Dual SIM/Expandable storage slot. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. If offers wireless Continuum for Phones support (with a free Actiontec streaming stick which is included for free).
The seemingly inevitable failure of the campaign does not appear to have put off WhartonBrooks management, who tweeted the following teaser recently.
What is a reasonable price for Windows Phone with SD835, 6/128GB, 16MPx2, FP Reader, NFC, Universal SIM. SERIOUSLY, what would you pay.
— Cerulean Mobile (@ceruleanmobile) May 12, 2017
If you are interested in the device and want to assist a dedicated Windows Phone-only start-up, you can pre-order the Moment for $290 on Indiegogo here. As a fixed funding campaign, you should still get your cash back even if the device misses its fundraising target.