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

John Kerr johneddie.kerr at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 16:49:49 EDT 2013


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> 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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> *Subject:* Re: [kwlug-disc] Psst... Want to buy a phone (from Ubuntu)?
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>  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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