If you were interested in acquiring a Spanish smartphone, you will probably be disappointed to hear that Spain’s Geeksphone gives up on smartphones. The company disclosed on Thursday that they have decided to abandon the smartphone market as it hasn’t been very profitable to them and they will now turn their attention to the wearables segment.
Few American customers might be familiar with the Android and Mozilla Firefox OS-based smartphone lines produced by the Spanish startup company, Geeksphone. However, the developing enterprise promised a lot when they first started producing Firefox smartphones in 2013.
Geeksphone developers have been disappointed by their 2014 outcome, so the company is now directing their attention to other projects. Based on spokespersons’ declaration, Geeksphone will start producing wearables as this market segment seems more alluring and profitable to them.
The first product that the company plans on releasing in the near future is a smartphone watch that is said to track a person’s sexual activity and provide additional tips for a healthier life.
Geeksphone is currently responsible for other similar products, such as, an activity tracker, a sleep monitoring device and an environmentally friendly app, which can determine the impact that a person has on the surrounding environment and make suggestions to minimize it.
As opposed to Blackphone, the company’s smartphone, which was said to block hackers’ access and eavesdropping, the wearable department of Geeksphone has had a better evolution on the market. For that matter, they plan on stimulating production in this direction, whereas the smartphone department will be left in the hands of customers.
Several other changes have been enacted in the structure of the company, as a result of the company’s decision to cease smartphone production. It appears that partners Ana Gay-Puente and Javier Agüera have left the company, together with co-founder María Alzola.
Angel Sánchez Díaz and Silva-Ramos are determined to continue works for the sake of the company, in spite of the bad predictions. They will found the geeks!me brand which will see the production of the said wearables.
Silva-Ramos has concluded their official declaration by saying that the smartphone concept that they tried to introduce in 2013 was too innovative for customers, who are used only with a certain type of phones.
Hinting at the monopoly that big smartphone producers have set on the international markets, Ramos added that startup companies fail to suggest new innovative prototypes on the market because giant producers dictate the major trends.
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