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Ubuntu Edge funding passes $4.5M, adds lower tiers that are going fast

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Ubuntu Edge funding passes $4.5M, adds lower tiers that are going fast
It took just under 12 hours for the crowd-sourced funding campaign for the Ubuntu Edge to reach $2 million, and over $3.5 million in the first 40 hours, mostly on donations jumping on the $600 tier to get a device. Once that tier sold out, funding slowed down a bit, but Canonical has added multiple new tiers to spur more donations, and those tiers are selling out fast.

As of this writing, the campaign had passed $4.5 million and Canonical had added new funding tiers for $625, $675, $725, $775, $780, $790, $800, $810, and $820; these tiers were added to the existing tier of $830 and the sold out $600 tier. Unfortunately, as of this writing the $625 tier had already sold out, and the tiers from $675 to $775 only have room for 1,250 contributors each. 

No doubt the lowest tier available will garner the most attention until it sells out, at which point the focus will shift up to the next level. This basically means the faster you donate, the cheaper your device will be. So, if you're interested in a device that will dual-boot Ubuntu and Android, dock to become a full PC, and feature "the fastest available multi-core processor, at least 4GB of RAM and a massive 128GB of storage", and a 4.5" 1,280x720 sapphire crystal display, you should check out the funding page.

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posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:28

1. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


lol 720p display? bitch please

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:30 15

2. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


You don't need 1080p, unless you honestly look through a microscope.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 14:01

8. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Really nice device and a sprinter ahead of all race of present day, needs extensive funding. happy people are really supporting it. Its time for real convergence.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:35 2

4. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


Fund some R&D and help them include an "Ultra-low power consumption 4k resolution 4.5 inches display that will have as many PPI as the device cost in USD!"

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:33 2

3. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


next year already its time for 2K displays on smartphones

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:38 4

5. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Lets see about that. Hah!

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:45

6. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


why did they add so many different prices? it should have been $650 for everyone

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 10:49

7. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Last time I checked, it was $830 dollars for it, I think that too much(for me) but it is my dream device.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 14:15

9. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I donated $50.. lol

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 23:13

10. taikucing (unregistered)


This is my dream phone which can run as a PC. I hope it can be installed with windows OS so that I don't need to bring a heavy laptop to work.

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