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

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 13:09:42 EDT 2013


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> 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<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.
>
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