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  • Ubuntu Edge At $11M With Less Than Three Days Left

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Edge At $11M With Less Than Three Days Left

    There's only two and a half days left to Canonical's Ubuntu Edge crowd-funding campaign for building a high-end smart-phone running Ubuntu. Unfortunately, the campaign is still about twenty million dollars short of its $32M goal...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQzOTg

  • #2
    The funny thing is that there are still some delusional fanboys that post comments like "They can still make it!". Don't know if I should laugh or cry at this level of fanboyism.

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    • #3
      This campaign isnt going to reach it's goal, but I suspect Shuttleworth will fork up the money to begin production anyway.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
        The funny thing is that there are still some delusional fanboys that post comments like "They can still make it!". Don't know if I should laugh or cry at this level of fanboyism.
        because they can
        because all that has to happen is shuttleworth fund the rest himself(which would result in a net profit gain after indiegogo takes their cut)
        you realize how much shuttleworth is worth, right?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by peppercats View Post
          because they can
          because all that has to happen is shuttleworth fund the rest himself(which would result in a net profit gain after indiegogo takes their cut)
          you realize how much shuttleworth is worth, right?
          Yeah to bad he already said during the reddit IAMA that he won't do it since it would totally miss the point of the campaign. So it's just delusional fanboys being totally irrational as always.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
            Yeah to bad he already said during the reddit IAMA that he won't do it since it would totally miss the point of the campaign.
            shuttleworth has never been known to lie
            ever

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            • #7
              Oh it's still possible, but only if some big players jump in and buy the crap out of it.

              Also if they extend the campaign by a month or two they could make it.

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              • #8
                They would have to spend 20mill in advertizing before this campaign would it it's goal. Or they can just let it expire and Shuttleworth can foot the bill. I suspect the latter is what will happen. I have no doubt this product will be made one way or another.

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                • #9
                  Let's check the math here. As of this post, they are at $11,418,993. That leaves $20,581,007. There are 65 hours left. That means they need to get at least $316,630.88/hour, or 456 phones/hour, on average. That is about 1 phone every 8 seconds, if my math is correct.

                  Even if we assume all of the enterprise kits are sold (1 of 50 has been sold so far), they still have to make an additional $16,661,007, or 368 phones/hour.

                  By comparison, they made about $7 million in their first week. Even if we assume they all sold at $600, that is still less than 70 phones/hour, less than 1/6 what they need.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by akincer View Post
                    Oh it's still possible, but only if some big players jump in and buy the crap out of it.

                    Also if they extend the campaign by a month or two they could make it.
                    Yeah which is totally makes sense to put millions into a failed campagign which wasn't successful on its own. If something fails it there's usually a reason for it. Extending it for 2 months just means people have to wait even longer for their unfinished product with unknown qualities, which makes it even more unlikely that people will back it.
                    Last edited by blackout23; 08-19-2013, 10:38 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Right now, it would require a phone sold every 7.8 seconds. There has been talk about extending the campaign.

                      If enough large and mid-size players get on board buying the large enterprise bundle and the enterprise starter kit, then this project could succeed, but I do feel an extension of at least a month would be needed.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by akincer View Post
                        Also if they extend the campaign by a month or two they could make it.
                        Indiegogo doesn't let you do that. The deadline cannot be changed.

                        http://support.indiegogo.com/entries...mpaign-Is-Live

                        What You CAN'T Edit After Your Campaign Is Live

                        Your campaign's funding type
                        Your campaign's "Verified Nonprofit Campaign" status
                        Any perks that have been claimed by a contributor
                        Your campaign's currency
                        Your campaign's goal amount
                        The date of your campaign's deadline
                        (emphasis added)
                        Last edited by TheBlackCat; 08-19-2013, 10:43 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
                          Yeah which is totally makes sense to put millions into a failed campagign which wasn't successful on its own. If something fails it there's usually a reason for it. Extending it for 2 months just means people have to wait even longer for their unfinished product with unknown qualities, which makes it even more unlikely that people will back it.
                          The major reason this project hasn't reached its goal is the sheer ambitiousness of the target. I mean we are talking about a target of over 3x the size of the previous crowd fundraising record.

                          There's nothing that says that extending the campaign a month or two would necessarily delay the delivery slated for May of next year.

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                          • #14
                            So three years ago they began to demolish (rather methodically and cruelly) everything nice and sane that was there in Ubuntu with one goal in mind: to get a slice of that tasty tablet/smartphone market pie. And they still don't have enough demand to even start making any such devices. The irony is sweet but justice is sweeter.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
                              Indiegogo doesn't let you do that. The deadline cannot be changed.

                              http://support.indiegogo.com/entries...mpaign-Is-Live
                              It would be extremely retarded to extend the campaign anyway. It's not like no enough people don't know about the campaign after 30 days or haven't had enough time to deciede if they want to back it.

                              The major reason this project hasn't reached its goal is the sheer ambitiousness of the target. I mean we are talking about a target of over 3x the size of the previous crowd fundraising record.

                              There's nothing that says that extending the campaign a month or two would necessarily delay the delivery slated for May of next year.
                              No the reason why it hasn't reached it's goal is because IT DOESN'T GET ENOUGH MONEY! People simply don't gamble with 700 USD to get an Android phone maybe sometime next year with likely delays, with totally unproven technology by a company that has never created hardware before.
                              Last edited by blackout23; 08-19-2013, 10:46 AM.

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