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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 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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    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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    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 Loranga View Post
    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?
    No idea (thatd be based off the GPU.)

    Says you can if you read: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge and scroll near the bottom. "Will the phone receive updates after launch?"

    Says it supports both LTE standards, so go look up the LTE standards and see what carriers support those.

    No idea

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