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  • Ubuntu Has Two Phone Partners, Launching In 2014

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Has Two Phone Partners, Launching In 2014

    Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed there's two manufacturing partners for Ubuntu Mobile and they will have devices shipping in 2014...

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

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    Bq is pretty interesting, they have a line of phones and tablets that have high-end feel and most of its performance and features for reasonable prices.

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    • #3
      BQS37

      The BQS37 looks like the Android on Nokia hardware phone that everyone has been wanting.

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      • #4
        It'd be nice if one of them makes a good quality slider phone with decent performance. I may import it to use as a UMPC.

        With Bay Trail, I've been hoping for the comeback of slider UMPCs like the OQO (below) and install Linux on it when things work better on it.


        An Ubuntu phone/UMPC may be good enough. Although, I'd still like a mouse pointer. I wonder how high end these phones will be and maybe include a Wacom digitizer and stowable stylus.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by guido12 View Post
          It'd be nice if one of them makes a good quality slider phone with decent performance. I may import it to use as a UMPC.
          People are working on a slider keyboard Other Half for Jolla.

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          • #6
            BQ is Chinese manufacturer

            2006

            The journey of BQ mobiles started in 2006 when Mr. Tao Yin– the founder and CEO of the company founded a R&D center in Shenzhen and started providing PCBA to integrators, brands, operators around the world.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ramiliez View Post
              BQ is Chinese manufacturer
              I was wondering that, too. Low cost electronics OEM based in Europe doesn't sound feasible. The hardware would be way to expensive.

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              • #8
                actually there is an european bq in Spain that sells smartphones:
                http://www.bqreaders.com/gb/

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                • #9
                  I am growing tired of announcements that includes no information other than "we are going to do it this year". What kind of specs are we expecting? What kind of pricing? Are they going to have docking stations and work as a desktop in your pocket?

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                  • #10
                    It's BQReaders (http://www.bqreaders.com/gb/), based in Spain making the handset and not BQMobile, which is based in India/China.

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                    • #11
                      chinese phones yeeeeeey

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sarmad View Post
                        I am growing tired of announcements that includes no information other than "we are going to do it this year". What kind of specs are we expecting? What kind of pricing? Are they going to have docking stations and work as a desktop in your pocket?
                        I don't think we'll see anything revolutionary, bq (I've just looked at their products) sells low/mid end smartphones, I found their fastest phone listed in futuremark mobile and is definitely not in the high end segment (http://www.futuremark.com/hardware/m...ris+5.7/review).
                        I guess pricing will be what is listed on bq webpage already (they sell Android phones now) since I understand they are just going to install Ubuntu on their current phones (“Ubuntu’s ongoing success on PCs, as well as the huge support it has gained for its mobile proposition provides the best opportunity to bring an alternative platform to market on our hardware,” Alberto Mendez, CEO)

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                        • #13
                          I lol'd at high end european devices. Yes, bq is an european company, it is one of the about 8-10 Spanish smartphone manufacturers. I don't see many differences between the smartphones from Spanish companies and small Chinese companies. I suspect many of this companies just put the money and the smartphone is designed and manufactured in China. With bq, I am not sure, but in general with this companies you get an android with chinese chipset, and without android updates.

                          The current flagship from this company is the bq aquaris 5 hd. It is about 200 euro. I would compare it with the Xiaomi Hongmi.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by fedesog View Post
                            I don't think we'll see anything revolutionary, bq (I've just looked at their products) sells low/mid end smartphones, I found their fastest phone listed in futuremark mobile and is definitely not in the high end segment (http://www.futuremark.com/hardware/m...ris+5.7/review).
                            I guess pricing will be what is listed on bq webpage already (they sell Android phones now) since I understand they are just going to install Ubuntu on their current phones (“Ubuntu’s ongoing success on PCs, as well as the huge support it has gained for its mobile proposition provides the best opportunity to bring an alternative platform to market on our hardware,” Alberto Mendez, CEO)
                            Meizu make some pretty good quality and high-end devices.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ramiliez View Post
                              BQ is Chinese manufacturer
                              Both are.

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