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  • #16
    Unless some corporate investors are interested, Canonical won't make it.

    The $600 offer has already sold out and not many will put forth $830 for a paper phone, that even if it's materialized, it would be quite expensive. Not very expensive for its specs and capabilities as a dockable portable computer, but expensive nonetheless for a smartphone. I would have put $600 if I'd arrived on time, though.

    Anyway, how does the docking work?
    Last edited by newwen; 07-23-2013, 05:11 AM.

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    • #17
      I have one wish about charging

      Looks nice.

      I have one wish though:

      One thing that often fail on my phones is that the micro USB connector gets worn out. Could you perhaps make it so that the phone can also be charged via some other more durable connector? Like the earphone connector? Or an extra dedicted one just for charging?

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      • #18
        I really like the edge, but the price bump after pre orders is just ridiculous. Who is going to pay 830$ for this phone?! 600 is reasonable but 830 i think will doom this project.

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        • #19
          So you fund a profit seeking company and then you buy phones from them? That sounds like awesome plan. L O L

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          • #20
            Originally posted by phoen1x View Post
            So you fund a profit seeking company and then you buy phones from them? That sounds like awesome plan. L O L
            No. You give them your money and they give you a phone. So you're funding the production of your own phone (and they probably make some profit too).

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            • #21
              For this price I prefer to buy an Iphone or an Ipad, but I don't need a gadget like this, mi nokia lumia 520 had a cost less than 200 $.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by pandev92 View Post
                For this price I prefer to buy an Iphone or an Ipad, but I don't need a gadget like this, mi nokia lumia 520 had a cost less than 200 $.
                I got my laptop for half of what the ubuntu edge costs (i5 2410m 8GB ram 15"). My phone is the cheapest you can get ($30NZD) It can text and talk, no camera or apps..
                Its all i need

                With the ubuntu edge you'd be paying a premium for the hightech stuff thats not yet mainstream. Great for people who have cash to burn.... (I'm not one of them)

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by pandev92 View Post
                  , mi nokia lumia 520 had a cost less than 200 $.
                  A useless DRM'd piece of ms shit. I regret getting lumia... Not only I cannot replace OS, I can't even access hard drive without "Zune" which doesn't let me do anything... Not even stuff like copying files... Crazy shit, I know?

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                  • #24
                    This is by far the highest initial goal I have ever heard of for a crowd funding campaign. Has there been any project with a higher goal? If so, any that succeeded?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Kristian Joensen View Post
                      This is by far the highest initial goal I have ever heard of for a crowd funding campaign. Has there been any project with a higher goal? If so, any that succeeded?
                      No this is about 3x higher than anything that has ever been crowd funded. I think Ouya was like 10 Mio USD.

                      I don't think that Canonicals goal is to make a profit from the pre-orders. If you look at the hardware and the price there is no margin left. That's nothing unusual. Most game consoles are sold at production costs. Canonical just wants to test the market, if there is demand for a super phone with convergence.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Caledar View Post
                        I got my laptop for half of what the ubuntu edge costs (i5 2410m 8GB ram 15"). My phone is the cheapest you can get ($30NZD) It can text and talk, no camera or apps..
                        Its all i need

                        With the ubuntu edge you'd be paying a premium for the hightech stuff thats not yet mainstream. Great for people who have cash to burn.... (I'm not one of them)
                        I have the opposite situation. I call 5 min per month on average. I send 1 sms per year on average. I use 200MB per month on email, gtalk, web, whatsapp. I don't go on vacation so I see a new premium phone as a yearlong vacation

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                        • #27
                          Then purchase this now.

                          Originally posted by enfocomp View Post
                          Right on, I can't wait to buy an Ubuntu phone that can dock onto a monitor & keyboard/mouse. Would be great to replace my netbook + cell phone into one converged device.

                          I'm still going to use Debian or Arch for my main workstation, but this would be great for my other uses!
                          They are only making 40,000 of these phones. Ever. If you want an Ubuntu Edge, you will need to back the campaign. This is a proof of concept that is meant to demonstrate demand for some very cutting edge hardware that major companies are afraid to take the risk.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by edburns86 View Post
                            They are only making 40,000 of these phones. Ever. If you want an Ubuntu Edge, you will need to back the campaign. This is a proof of concept that is meant to demonstrate demand for some very cutting edge hardware that major companies are afraid to take the risk.
                            That is even worse than we thought. So Canonical doesn't really care about bringing you a great phone experience. They want to prove to investors that people want an Ubuntu phone.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by xehpuk View Post
                              Looks nice.

                              I have one wish though:

                              One thing that often fail on my phones is that the micro USB connector gets worn out. Could you perhaps make it so that the phone can also be charged via some other more durable connector? Like the earphone connector? Or an extra dedicted one just for charging?
                              Even though that's a good suggestion, if the micro USB gets worn out that kind of beats the target of the Ubuntu phone. You will be unable to dock it.

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                              • #30
                                As of right now, they need to average just over $668 per minute for the remainder of the fundraising window to meet their goal. That's almost one phone per minute. Doable, but tough.

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