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    Default 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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    Default BQS37

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

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    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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    Quote 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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    BQ is Chinese manufacturer

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

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    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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    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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