Canonical Crowdfunding Project for Ubuntu Edge Phone

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vmem

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not just large corporations, but venture capitalists and wealthy private investors as well. if you don't have the man-power or the connections to secure these funding sources, crowd funding is one way to get off the ground and gain the attention of the bigger players
 

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Says no iPhone 5 64gb owner, and the margin on this $900 phone is huge, Ubuntu should be Abe to build the phone in the 400-500 range including labor. 128gb storage is not that expensive, less than 80 retail.
 

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You're thinking about SSD prices - which I agree is cheap, but keep in mind the 128GB has to be offered in the palm of your hand. There's a reason why even Apple only goes up to 64GB for phone storage, as 128GB is simply not cost efficient to put inside a phone at this point.

Source: Experience working in the telecommunications industry in R&D.

 

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Why would you design a phone with computer like capabilities yet give it such a small screen with such low resolution?

Ubuntu is going about this all wrong. Instead of trying to get phones to sell with Ubuntu installed, they should be trying to penetrate the custom rom market. Make it so people with a Galaxy S4 or equivalent phone could easily install and run a full fledged linux distro. Let the phone enthusiasts realize how locked down and limited android really is and demand will propogate to the masses.
 
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