SALO, Finland, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TRI (Turing Robotic Industries), the trustworthy mobile device company, today shipped the world's first liquid-metal smartphones. The Turing Cardinal, Pharaoh, Beowulf, Dark Wyvern, and DW Glaedr phones are in transit and will reach customers throughout July.
"Over the past year, we optimized the Turing Phone to achieve the highest levels of durability ever offered in a mobile device," said Syl Chao, CEO of TRI. "We experienced more than a few challenges, but we wanted the phone to be perfect, and we're glad we waited to deliver a product in which we have total confidence."
The Turing Phone is an ultra-secure, ultra-durable smartphone made of TRI Alloy217, a proprietary liquid-metal that is tougher than titanium and steel (TRI switched the formula from Eontec, formerly known as Liquidmorphium, to TRI's own Alloy217 earlier this year). A blend of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel, and titanium, TRI Alloy217 is melted at a high temperature melting chamber and vertically injected into a mold to create the Turing Phone frame with virtually no waste. At 85 percent TRI Alloy217, the Turing Phone is more resilient than any other smartphone on the market yet conceals this strength behind a unique design. Industrial yet futuristic.
The Turing Phone also offers unparalleled privacy through a security system Inspired by Alan Turing's work in cryptography. It's the first phone that uses offline encryption-key distribution infrastructure to verify and authenticate the identity of other phones without a third party. This means that Turing Phone owners can communicate with each other without fear of impersonators or eavesdroppers.
Since announcing the Turing Phone, TRI has made significant improvements. Most notably, TRI switched from Android to Sailfish OS. The company made this decision to ensure secure connections between the Turing Phone and devices in the "Internet of Things" (IoT). Customers will still be able to use their favorite Android apps on Sailfish OS. Thus, the change has no impact on the Turing Phone user experience.
"We work with Jolla and other security software firms to make Sailfish OS more secure," explains Chao. "Until smartphones address fundamental privacy and security concerns, we can't see the Internet of Things flourishing. Even with the trust mechanisms we've developed, Android presented too much of a risk."
Full specs on the Turing Phone are available at www.turingphone.com
Inspired by Alan Turing's work in mathematics, cryptography, and artificial intelligence, TRI (Turing Robotic Industries) builds trustworthy mobile technologies. The company's mission is to help individuals and organizations create trustworthy networks in which communications and data are safe from cyber threats. To achieve this, Turing Phone facilitates an offline authentication process through static key exchange. Turing's anonymous key distribution technology is able to provide unique identifiers and trustworthy connectivity for an infinite number of devices. Turing Robotic Industries is based in Salo, Finland with offices in San Francisco, California and Shenzhen, China. Learn more at www.turingroboticindustries.com
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