First off, I’d like to say that I’m very excited about the aesthetic and the features that Pure is coming out with. It’s exactly what I want from a mobile phone.
To me SMS messages and GSM calls are an antiquated form of mobile communications. I use applications, such as Telegram, Signal and Whatsapp to communicate with family, friends and colleagues on a daily basis. As an example, if I suddenly no longer had access to Whatsapp, my ability to engage with the quick ad-hoc project groups I work with would be greatly hindered. Most people I meet use Whatsapp and if I was the only one without it, I’d force the rest of the group to use SMS in parallel to the group chat just to message me. I’m not content with that.
From what I’ve gathered so far, messenger apps were a stretch goal that was not met, but is it possible for Mudita to release a software update that would add messaging apps after launch?
This is one of the two issues I have with Pure (the other being the e-ink display refresh rate that I haven’t yet seen) and why I haven’t participated in the Indiegogo campaign.
Hope to hear any thoughts other users have about this and maybe even get an answer from Tiffany — Mike