ubuntu edge

Last month we reported about Canonical’s plans for its upcoming smartphone ,the Ubuntu Edge. For this project Canonical started a crowdfunding campaign in indiegogo to collect $32 million before August 21. Barely four days to reach the goal and canonical has managed to collect just over $11 million so far. Only one big name has invested in the project, Bloomberg LP invested has paid $80,000 for 100 Edge devices.  This is a great achievement in a short time and everyone knows that the goal was a highly ambitious one to begin with.

To attract investors, canonical even dropped Edge’s price to $695 from initial set price of $830. Due to the price reduction, the company will  now have to produce 33,000 smartphones instead of the planned 28,000.  Our prediction is that the Ubuntu Edge will collect at least $14 million by the August 21 deadline and we are also looking at a possible extension of the deadline for crowdfunding. Ubuntu Edge is a great concept and we hope Canonical will manage to bring this device to the masses. Checkout our sidebar widget from Canonical for real time update on the project fund collection. 

Ubuntu Edge Specs

  • Primary OS: Ubuntu Touch
  • Display: 4.5 inch 720p
  • Processor: Quad-core
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • LTE 4G
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Release Date: May 2014
  • Price at release: $695


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