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Turing's super-secure smartphone won't ship this year

You'll have to wait until early 2016 to get a Turing Phone, but you will get a capacity boost for your trouble.

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Bad news if you were hoping to get the extra-secure, extra-strong Turing smartphone as a gift this holiday: it's not going to happen. Turing Robotic Industries is telling customers that it won't ship its namesake Android phone on December 18th as promised, and that orders will instead arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2016. The company needs more time to live up to its promise of a "truly secure OS" while still offering Google Play app downloads, according to the email. Suffice it to say that this is s bit of a rude surprise, especially if you were counting on a new phone for an end-of-year trip.

With that in mind, Turing is going out of its way to please prospective buyers. If you stick it out with your pre-order, you'll get a free bump up to the next highest capacity -- a 16GB order now gets you a 64GB model, for example. And if you're waiting for a more definitive ship date before making a decision, you'll get your answer before December is out.

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