We're keeping things pretty short, sweet and simple this week so let's get right to it:

 

Waves: Both Waves O and P closed November 15 at midnight ET. With all of the waves now closed, we're working toward the next phase of republic. We're just as excited as you are about what lies ahead.

 

Product team: The dual-band DEFY XT is still in the lab and we're anxiously waiting. I will say things are still on track though. We're also one step further with the OTA update. We've now entered the QA phase and we'll give updates on that as soon as we can.

 

New Support page: You may have noticed already that we've revamped the Support page. We realize that the channels we initially set up for support weren't the easiest to navigate. We've now made it more clear cut (and all in one place) with several options to contact us for help, whether you have a phone or not. Let us know what you think and if it's easier to get in touch with us or not.

 

Movember: We've hit the mid-point of the contest and I can imagine that your moustaches are coming in pretty good now. We're still receiving entries, but I expect most of them to come in toward the end of the month. I can't wait to see what you guys have come up with. Just want to remind those participating in the contest that all entries must be sent by November 30 at 11:59 ET. For more info, please visit the Movember Challenge page.

 

Local Community: With Thanksgiving a little under a week away, we celebrated a little early here in the office. Today we all brought in food for a Thanksgiving pot luck feast! All we had to do was pay $5, which will go to families in need in the Raleigh, NC, area. Makes me feel pretty good knowing that I can enjoy a nice satisfying meal and at the same time help other families enjoy the same.

 

That's all we have on our list this week. We hope you have a lovely weekend and we'll talk to you again real soon.

 

As always, please feel free to discuss and ask questions here.