Essential PH-1 Handset Now Available For Pre-Order

Essential's CEO Andy Rubin has now announced that the much anticipated Essential PH-1 is available for pre-order from,, and Amazon, as well as from Sprint. After missing pretty much every deadline, this gives hope that the launch is finally close.

The smartphone is available in Black Moon and Pure White color options from Amazon or directly through Essential, while Best Buy is only selling the Black Moon version for now, with the Pure White "coming soon." If you decide to purchase a Sprint-bound model, you can save about $260 through bill credits.