YotaPhone 2's American crowdfunding campaign kicks off

YotaPhone 2 in black and white

Have you been jonesing to get the YotaPhone 2 in North America? It's time to put your money where your mouth is. As promised, Yota has kicked off an Indiegogo campaign to help fund its unique smartphone's summer launches in the US and Canada. Make at least a $500 pledge (that's $100 off the eventual release price) and you'll get both the Android handset as well as a bumper case and a 3-month subscription to Yota's BookMate service. You can also spring for a $50 portable wireless power pack if you're averse to cables. The crowdfunding effort will end in 60 days, but it has a fairly modest $50,000 goal -- there's a good chance that you'll have a YotaPhone 2 in your hands before the weather gets cold.