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Price of Canonical's Ubuntu Edge smartphone lowered and now fixed at $695 until the end of the campaign

0. phoneArena posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:36

The story of the Ubuntu Edge is definitely an inspiring one – a promise of computing convergence, along with some truly dizzying specs...

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:42 2

1. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)

Too little too late. Sad.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:06 1

2. jellmoo (Posts: 2044; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

I really want this to be a success story, but honestly they set their funding goal way too high. More than triple what the largest crowdfunding success had been to date is just way too much.

I think that Canonical has a very interesting idea in regards to convergence, but they are a software company, not a hardware one. They need to think along those lines and partner with a manufacturer to make it happen, regardless of how cool the Edge looks.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:48

3. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

If they could do this, why didn't they from the get-go......

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 09:17

4. linas_ltu (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

I hope the funding will be successful. They could have already received it if they had chosen Kickstarter.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 23:40

5. steelew (Posts: 209; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

I for one will be checking back towards the end of the campaign to pledge if it looks like it will go through. I agree with some of the other commentors that they do need lower the $32M down to something more reasonable. Fingers crossed though.

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