Someone has just started a contribute $1 vibe.
Ubuntu Edge | Indiegogo
Looks like they refunded the 59 people who got left out of the Edge. I'd love one of these, but simply, I can't ever afford one. The reason why I could ever afford an iPhone 4 and then a 4S was that ATT and then Sprint paid for most of it so I would get a 2 year contract. If Ubuntu could get these tied in to a carrier that would pay most of the cost of it, a LOT of people might get these.
This might be exactly what the handheld device market needs, and there is no question that it looks great, and it appears to be durable like an iPhone 4S/5
Ubuntu Edge has broken the world record.
Interesting to see who is backing it:
The more variation and choice in form factors, operating systems, the more innovation in terms of your device and its response to the environment, the better. The more open hardware and software APIs that allow for medical, military, charitable, mercantile, individual, artistic and social interaction for pleasure, gain, reward and the furthering of mankind’s destiny, the better.
Boo to monopolies. Hurrah for competition and innovation.
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Last edited by SIW2; 17 Aug 2013 at 12:46.
New article :
The phone plugs into a monitor and the software allows you to continue tasks like working on an Excel spreadsheet, all powered by the phone's processor. The demo I saw required the phone to be plugged in via an HDMI cable, but in theory it could be done wirelessly.
Best of all, you can do phone stuff, without unplugging the phone, right there on the big screen. A call comes in and you see the call on the monitor and answer over speakerphone. A text comes in, and you can reply in an IM-style window on the monitor without interruption, instead of breaking off to pull out your phone and get busy with your thumbs.
Ubuntu Edge prototype impresses in hands-on photos | CNET UK
11hrs to go. Massive world record. Be great if it went a lot higher in the last few hours. That is what we need to encourage diversity.