[kwlug-disc] Psst... Want to buy a phone (from Ubuntu)?

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Thu Aug 8 11:34:25 EDT 2013


The Ubuntu phone project has found its price point:  $695.  No more
limited-quantity pricing bins for the remainder of the campaign.  And
they convinced Bloomberg LP to take a serious look at their
single-device computing model with an "Enterprise Bundle". 

14 days to go and only 1/4 of the way to their target of $32M, at least
momentum appears to be picking up for this initiative.

More at:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge



On 07/25/2013 09:59 AM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> Mark Shuttleworth is doing a Reddit AMA right now if you have any
> questions...
> http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1j166z/hi_im_mark_shuttleworth_founder_of_ubuntu/
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com
> <mailto:dscassel at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     It's at $5.2M right now. I'm thinking they now have a pretty
>     decent chance of making it.  Which means I'll actually have to pay
>     the money, but what the heck, this thing looks pretty awesome. 
>     And if Verizon buys Wind, I might be in the market for a new cell
>     provider next year anyway.
>
>     The tiered pricing is pretty clever, really. Because there's going
>     to be that "if I don't buy now I'll miss out on this price"
>     throughout the campaign. 
>
>
>     On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 4:49 PM, John Kerr
>     <johneddie.kerr at gmail.com <mailto:johneddie.kerr at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         I would love to pledge, but I am not in a $ position to do
>         that. We are saving for a trip to Auz. But I thank those who
>         are pledging.
>
>         Cheers
>
>         John
>
>
>         On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Raul Suarez <rarsa at yahoo.com
>         <mailto:rarsa at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>
>             I am also skeptical but I'd be more skeptical if people
>             like us didn't pledge :)
>              
>             I'm most skeptical of the 50 enterprise pledges at 80,000
>             ($4 million). Right now 0 out of 50.
>              
>             I am happy to se 4 out of 50 one of a kind.
>              
>             Raul Suarez
>              
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>             *From:* Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com
>             <mailto:dscassel at gmail.com>>
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>             *Sent:* Monday, July 22, 2013 1:09:42 PM
>             *Subject:* Re: [kwlug-disc] Psst... Want to buy a phone
>             (from Ubuntu)?
>
>             Well, I backed it.  'Cuz why not?  I'm pretty skeptical
>             they'll make the $32M, but I think I'll be happy if they
>             do, and if they do, I'll have a new toy to play with. 
>
>             Plus, I really, really want the whole
>             dock-the-phone-to-become-a-desktop thing. 
>
>
>             On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Digimer
>             <lists at alteeve.ca <mailto:lists at alteeve.ca>> wrote:
>
>                 On 22/07/13 12:39, L.D. Paniak wrote:
>
>                     Of possible interest to the list:
>
>                     Looks like Ubuntu is crowdsourcing their phone
>                     project:
>
>                     http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge
>
>                     The specs are definitely top-end: fast multi-core
>                     CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB
>                     flash, "only" 720p sapphire screen.
>
>                     One can snag one in the next 24 hours for
>                     $600(USD?)+shipping - after
>                     that, $830 per phone. Expect delivery next May.
>                     Notably, it comes with a
>                     28 day money-back guarantee.
>
>
>                 Setting aside the lens issue with Ubuntu, the 720p
>                 screen is a head-scratcher... With so many high DPI
>                 small screens available, it seems like an odd choice.
>
>                 -- 
>                 Digimer
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