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Crowdfunded Ubuntu Edge smartphone now starting at $625

Discussion in 'Gadgets / Electronics / Laptops' started by Herbie, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Herbie

    Herbie Regolare

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    Canonical has been able to raise a little more than $4 million, in less than 2 days, for the high-end Ubuntu OS powered Ubuntu Edge smartphone. That being said, the target is $32 million, which is a record for any crowdfunded campaign, and the company is now trying to speed up the crowdfunding campaign by adding three extra funding tiers for the device. The tiers seem a bit tricky to understand, though.

    The Ubuntu Edge is a halo device, which will boast a 4.5-inch display, will have the 'latest multi-core processor', as well as 4GB of RAM and a massive 128GB of storage. Apart from dual-LTE receivers, the display will be protected by pure sapphire crystal, and not the regular Gorilla or Dragontrail glass which protects the displays of other smartphones. The specs do sound outlandish but we aren't complaining.

    The smartphone will also come with an 8 megapixel low-light primary shooter as well as a 2 megapixel front camera, along with Bluetooth 4, NFC, an MHL connector and Wi-Fi. Internally the phone will be dual-booted, ensuring that users can switch between the Ubuntu OS and Android. If that was not enough, the Edge can also turn into a full-scale Ubuntu desktop PC whenever it is hooked up to a monitor. Check out the video below where Canonical CEO, Mark Shuttleworth, lays out the complete details of the Ubuntu powered smartphone.

    SOURCE : Crowdfunded Ubuntu Edge smartphone now starting at $625

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