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ZTE might kill the Hawkeye project

ZTE Hawkeye Android smartphone Kickstarter failed project
ZTE Hawkeye
What started as "Project CSX" and turned into ZTE Hawkeye seems to have failed. The Kickstarter campaign for it only raised about $36,000 USD of the $500,000 USD goal and ZTE has just decided to stop the campaign and reconsider the whole project.
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Last Friday, ZTE announced the end of the Kickstarter campaign for the eye-tracking-capable handset known as Hawkeye. However, some of its features might end up reaching the market soon after all, but for now, ZTE is busy redesigning the whole device.

ZTE said the following: "Based on the feedback we've received on both Kickstarter and our own Z-Community forum, we've decided to phase out this campaign; however, this doesn't mean the project is over." Fortunately, they also added that the idea behind the Project CSX - "an eye-tracking feature with self adhesive backing" might live on in another product and will be implemented based on the feedback provided by those interested in the Hawkeye handset.

Since most of those who provided their feedback mentioned they would gladly pay more for a specs bump, ZTE decided to refund the early backers. Now, it only remains to see how fast can they bring the phone back on Kickstarter or anywhere else.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5428 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02-20 (Update: 2017-02-20)