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    Default Canonical Goes To Crowd-Funding For Ubuntu Edge Phone

    Phoronix: Canonical Goes To Crowd-Funding For Ubuntu Edge Phone

    As anticipated, Canonical announced today their Ubuntu Edge smart-phone. However, details are scarce and they don't even have the hardware specifications ironed out but are first trying to raise financing via crowd-funding...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQxNzA

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    32 million bucks in a month?

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    The price is ok, considering it will have ultra high-end specifications (4GB RAM, 128 GB storage...), run Android & Ubuntu Phone OS and can be used as a full PC. Very excited about this.

    Also, please watch this video for the software story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtNhlVn3ETQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    The price is ok, considering it will have ultra high-end specifications (4GB RAM, 128 GB storage...), run Android & Ubuntu Phone OS and can be used as a full PC. Very excited about this.

    Also, please watch this video for the software story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtNhlVn3ETQ
    Yeah, the specs sound pretty decent, though I wonder why they didn't go for the full 1920x1080 enchilada like the Oppo Find 5 so they could capitalize on the whole "Retina" marketing craze.

    Any word yet on how open the driver situation is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blinxwang View Post
    32 million bucks in a month?
    While the phone looks ok and the specs are top notch. 32mil in a month is ridiculous.

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    Vaporware. Like all their other "product announcements".

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    They should have named it "Ubuntu Miracle".

    Don't tell me it's not running their shiny new Mir technology.

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    Can I connect a 2560x1440 screen to it?
    Is it open (like a regular PC) to install any operating system I want?
    Which LTE frequency bands does it support?
    Does the price ($600) contain any VAT?

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    I want to hear stretch goals!

    Seriously, what are they thinking? Ouya raised around $9 millions in 30 days. I honestley can't see this coming close to that unless Shuttleworth pitches in heavily himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctoren View Post
    I want to hear stretch goals!

    Seriously, what are they thinking? Ouya raised around $9 millions in 30 days. I honestley can't see this coming close to that unless Shuttleworth pitches in heavily himself.
    Ouya was $100, this is $600. They're hoping to get three times the money but they need half as many people to buy it to succeed.

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