HTC Exodus 1 now available, first wave of shipments starts

The HTC Exodus 1 � the company�s first cryptocurrency-focused phone � is now available for purchase. The first wave of shipments is starting and if you want in, you can buy one with Litecoin, Bitcoin or Ethereum. You can�t buy this phone with fiat currency. Meanwhile, Litecoin founder Charlie Lee has joined the Exodus team as a consultant.

Besides the Exodus 1 itself, this marks the debut of the Zion crypto wallet. It�s backed by hardware security that�s separate from the Android system. There�s a clever Social Key Recovery function too.

Using the wallet you can trade cryptocurrencies, pay with crypto and also run dApps. Zion works with Litecoin, Bitcoin and Ethereum (plus a couple of ETH-based tokens). And collect cryptokitties, essentially a distributed version of tamagotchi.

Now, would you like to see a clear photo of the phone? Well, so would we. That�s an unusual thing for a device that�s already shipping. This is the best we can do � Phil Chen holding the Exodus 1 at a Slush 2018 presentation. He is HTC�s �Decentralized Chief Officer�.

You can watch said presentation here.