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

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 12:59:49 EDT 2013


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> 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>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> 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)?
>>>
>>>  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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