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

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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10 Comments

1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

lol 720p display? bitch please

2. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

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

8. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 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.

4. zennacko unregistered

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!"

3. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

next year already its time for 2K displays on smartphones

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Lets see about that. Hah!

6. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

7. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

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

9. SleepingOz unregistered

I donated $50.. lol

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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