HTC Exodus, a blockchain-powered phone, to be released next week
The HTC Exodus is the Taiwanese company's initial foray into the frontier of blockchain technology. It was first reported to be released as a consumer product in May 2018. Now, however, we have a release date for this unusual new phone: October 22, 2018. HTC has alluded heavily to this as a release date in a new official Instagram post.
So far, it is not clear what this new phone or its internals will look like. There is some detail on how it will operate, however: HTC claims that the Exodus will act to support decentralized apps on a chain in which every phone of the series is a node. This will be done while supporting chain-neutral protocols with a 'trusted' UI. Needless to say, the Exodus may also support secure cryptocurrency storage, transactions and accounting.
The Exodus is also rumored to be gaming-centric. It has partnered with CryptoKitties, which appears to provide a sort of Tamagotchi-on-a-blockchain. The phone is also thought to retail for something in the region of $1000. Time will tell if this investment of HTC's in the blockchain arena will pay off.