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The Crimson Hydrogen Mission is not any extra. The failed smartphone venture from Crimson Digital Cinema has been closed down by founder Jim Jannard, who used a brief weblog submit on the corporate’s discussion board to announce each this information and his impending retirement.

“Simply now turning 70 and having just a few well being points, it’s now time for me to retire,” Jannard wrote. “I shall be shutting down the Hydrogen venture, ending a profession that has included Oakley, Crimson Digital Cinema, and Hydrogen.”

The Crimson Hydrogen One was extremely anticipated, however in the end under-delivered, and its potential won’t ever be reached now the venture has been canceled. Following a number of delays, the Hydrogen One was launched on the finish of 2018, and had intriguing options together with a 3D show, and a modular design. One proposed accent, referred to as the Cinema Mod, would come with a Crimson imaging sensor and make the most of digital camera lenses from main producers.

Sadly, the Crimson Hydrogen One didn’t stay as much as expectation, the modular elements didn’t arrive, and Digital Developments didn’t suggest shopping for it in our overview. We famous it might be price watching ought to the modular parts that have been promised ever be launched, however this can clearly not occur now. The Hydrogen One shall be consigned to the smartphone historical past books as a missed alternative. What occurred? Producing smartphones is a tricky enterprise, particularly for the newcomer.

In a weblog submit earlier this 12 months, Jannard wrote that it was, “the only most difficult program I’ve ever been part of,” and pointed the finger at manufacturing companions in China as a part of the issue, saying one unnamed accomplice had been under-performing to the extent that fixing points was not possible. In the identical weblog submit, it was confirmed the corporate was engaged on the Hydrogen Two. With the closure of the Hydrogen venture, the Hydrogen Two will nearly definitely by no means exist.

What does this imply for individuals who did splash out no less than $1,300 for the Hydrogen One? Jannard guarantees the telephone will proceed to be supported sooner or later, though specifics concerning software program, options, and any equipment are usually not talked about. For those who’re enthusiastic about shopping for a brand new digital camera telephone now we have our suggestions right here, or fancy a brand new DSLR, we’ve bought suggestions for these proper right here too.

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