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Canonical Crowdfunding Project for Ubuntu Edge Phone

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July 23, 2013 6:55:13 PM

This "phone" has some intense specs. 29 days to go and its already at 3.6 million
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July 23, 2013 7:26:38 PM

so im guessing im the only person that believes crowd funding is a bad idea?
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July 23, 2013 7:49:25 PM

@eklipz330 it has its risks but great things can come from risk. risk large corporations wont make.
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July 23, 2013 7:56:36 PM

roger smith said:
@eklipz330 it has its risks but great things can come from risk. risk large corporations wont make.


not just large corporations, but venture capitalists and wealthy private investors as well. if you don't have the man-power or the connections to secure these funding sources, crowd funding is one way to get off the ground and gain the attention of the bigger players
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July 23, 2013 8:01:14 PM

The 128GB SSD alone is going to be a price hog, and so will the 4GB SoC. Good luck to Ubuntu, but nobody wants to see a phone cost $1000.
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July 23, 2013 9:30:48 PM

I support this in principle. But 32M is very aggressive. Also sucks no love for Sprint/CDMA networks. Oh well...
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July 23, 2013 10:10:56 PM

eddieroolz said:
The 128GB SSD alone is going to be a price hog, and so will the 4GB SoC. Good luck to Ubuntu, but nobody wants to see a phone cost $1000.


Says no iPhone 5 64gb owner, and the margin on this $900 phone is huge, Ubuntu should be Abe to build the phone in the 400-500 range including labor. 128gb storage is not that expensive, less than 80 retail.
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July 24, 2013 12:01:52 AM

... if apple don't get the S#!T together with the next iPhone+iOS... then this phone will bee the way to go...
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July 24, 2013 12:22:31 AM

acadia11 said:
eddieroolz said:
The 128GB SSD alone is going to be a price hog, and so will the 4GB SoC. Good luck to Ubuntu, but nobody wants to see a phone cost $1000.


Says no iPhone 5 64gb owner, and the margin on this $900 phone is huge, Ubuntu should be Abe to build the phone in the 400-500 range including labor. 128gb storage is not that expensive, less than 80 retail.


You're thinking about SSD prices - which I agree is cheap, but keep in mind the 128GB has to be offered in the palm of your hand. There's a reason why even Apple only goes up to 64GB for phone storage, as 128GB is simply not cost efficient to put inside a phone at this point.

Source: Experience working in the telecommunications industry in R&D.

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July 24, 2013 12:46:22 AM

Ridiculously high objective. I would be really surprised if they can meet it.
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July 24, 2013 2:04:52 AM

a bold move, I'd love to have one in my pocket
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July 24, 2013 8:28:44 AM

Why would you design a phone with computer like capabilities yet give it such a small screen with such low resolution?

Ubuntu is going about this all wrong. Instead of trying to get phones to sell with Ubuntu installed, they should be trying to penetrate the custom rom market. Make it so people with a Galaxy S4 or equivalent phone could easily install and run a full fledged linux distro. Let the phone enthusiasts realize how locked down and limited android really is and demand will propogate to the masses.
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July 24, 2013 12:14:15 PM

This is PERFECT. If I had the money I would give it now. Problem is 30 days seems too short. We will find out.
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July 24, 2013 12:47:04 PM

Oh if I only had $675, this sounds like the most awesome phone on the market to date.
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