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

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    Checked this earlier and it was at $300,000. Surprised to see it at $1.2m already. Looks like this may get funded, neat.
    Still well above what I'd ever pay for a portable device that isn't a laptop considering I have very little use for them outside of ereading and talking... something a $99 device can do pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peppercats View Post
    Checked this earlier and it was at $300,000. Surprised to see it at $1.2m already. Looks like this may get funded, neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Haha true. The Planetary Resources kickstarter made 500.000 the first day of their 1 million goal with the highst stretchgoal being 2 million.. They did not reach that strech goal in 30 days. Was a bit dissapointed. Some games raised 3-4 million. I thougt there are more space enthusiast out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massa View Post
    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.
    Your math is a little rusty I'm affraid. The Ubuntu Edge is only $600 for the first 24 hours. If the $600 were fixed it would mean that they would need close to 54,000 people backing this project that is only 10k less than Ouya which costs a 1/6th of the Ubuntu Edge. I don't think that many people are willing to spend $600 (or $830 for that matter) on a project which basically is a developer phone which can run Ubuntu.

    For the record I would have no problem backing this problem if it weren't for this ridiculous goal. I can't think of sinle growdfunding project getting anything in that ballpark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctoren View Post
    For the record I would have no problem backing this problem if it weren't for this ridiculous goal.
    I can't think of sinle growdfunding project getting anything in that ballpark.
    While I fully sympathize with people to "think big", this might be a symptom of presumption and delusion of grandeur.
    Well, after all we're talking about Canonical... Doesn't surprise me.

    Really.

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    Please stop spreading this nonsense about camera megapixels

    http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-574...ones-unlocked/
    Last edited by Ramiliez; 07-22-2013 at 05:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackout23 View Post
    Haha true. The Planetary Resources kickstarter made 500.000 the first day of their 1 million goal with the highest stretch-goal being 2 million.. They did not reach that stretch goal in 30 days. Was a bit disappointed. Some games raised 3-4 million. I thought there are more space enthusiast out there.
    I think most of us got onto the wrong footing in that we are thinking about the developer price rather than the $20 add. What is this special status 'founder', which hasn't been defined for its benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akincer View Post
    My only disappointment with the specs so far is the 8MP rear camera. I'd like to see that quite a bit higher.
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    the higher the resolution the more image noice in the pictures. Image noice is bad

    A 100 EUR compact camera can produce better results than a 700 EUR smartphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenrin View Post
    the higher the resolution the more image noice in the pictures. Image noice is bad
    But you can still bin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenrin View Post
    the higher the resolution the more image noice in the pictures. Image noice is bad

    A 100 EUR compact camera can produce better results than a 700 EUR smartphone.
    I don't profess to be an expert in this area. What I do know is that my S4 13 MP camera produces noticeably better pictures than a 10MP camera I've used before. In my mind, 13 > 10 > 8 but as long as the camera produces great quality photos, I'm good.

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