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  • #11
    Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
    The phone in the mockups looked way better:
    http://design.canonical.com/wp-conte...s/IMG_1644.jpg

    Not as bulky and blocky.
    Thats a tablet size im pretty sure.

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    • #12
      Must haves for currency...

      * 4G network + Fast WIFI (direct protocol supported)
      * 1080p screen
      * Quad core CPU with fast GFX subs
      * Large memory specs, and expandable with sdcard
      * 12MP+ cam with physical zoom and flash, inc front camera suffice for conferencing
      * NFC (near field communication) so one can use audio amps and other after market devices not based in usb or iphone socket
      * GPS + compass, for location/mapping programs
      * Fast USB with HDMI support, or a separate HDMI port
      * Bluetooth
      * Microphone and speakers

      Aimed price $250-$350.
      Last edited by e8hffff; 07-20-2013, 11:10 AM.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
        The phone in the mockups looked way better:
        http://design.canonical.com/wp-conte...s/IMG_1644.jpg

        Not as bulky, blocky and with thiner bezel.
        Agree. Having it appear to have no screen edge is admirable.

        I liked the style of the phone shown in this article but the picture you showed has a more up market look.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by Alejandro Nova View Post
          Jolla has actual manufactured devices (not only those Nokia N950s), and working prototypes on Sailfish/Wayland. Are you telling me that I ditch my Jolla preorder code to buy an Ubuntu Edge with Mir, when the only thing that exists of that phone is a RENDER, and when the only thing we have about Mir is division and flamefests?

          Are you f*ing kidding me?
          Nobody tells you to do nothing. And nothing in the article says it uses Mir.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by e8hffff View Post
            Going by my Nexus 7 Ubuntu build the OS is no where near polished for a release, unless it's an early development phone.

            * no pdf/eBook reader
            they are working on pdf support.

            and there's some work already on an ebook reader app:

            http://iloveubuntu.net/ubuntu-reader...l-epub-support

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            • #16
              Originally posted by Alejandro Nova View Post
              Jolla has actual manufactured devices (not only those Nokia N950s), and working prototypes on Sailfish/Wayland. Are you telling me that I ditch my Jolla preorder code to buy an Ubuntu Edge with Mir, when the only thing that exists of that phone is a RENDER, and when the only thing we have about Mir is division and flamefests?

              Are you f*ing kidding me?
              If you wana to buy FLOSS phone then you already have one preordered. Why flame in thread about other?

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              • #17
                Originally posted by e8hffff View Post
                Must haves for currency...

                * 4G network + Fast WIFI (direct protocol supported)
                * 1080p screen
                * Quad core CPU with fast GFX subs
                * Large memory specs, and expandable with sdcard
                * 12MP+ cam with physical zoom and flash, inc front camera suffice for conferencing
                * NFC (near field communication) so one can use audio amps and other after market devices not based in usb or iphone socket
                * GPS + compass, for location/mapping programs
                * Fast USB with HDMI support, or a separate HDMI port
                * Bluetooth
                * Microphone and speakers

                Aimed price $250-$350.
                That's high end. (minus price..)

                High end is crowded and dominated by Google/Android with second strong Apple/iOS. There is NO room for 3rd one. (Thoug Samsung could pool it off with Tizen by SWAPING Android sales for Tizen sales).

                So you have too big expectations.

                Mid range, and low end is where 3rd option can really grow.

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                • #18
                  well those leaks are render images not a real thing and ubuntu for nexus7 says is not even ready for developers, so i suspect this is an early preview announcement with some renders and what ubuntu phone will do to present to carriers more than users.

                  option B, they have another closed version working with surfaceflinger and will go to market with it for now.

                  anyway for now i want jolla for my phone and android 5 for my nexus

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by przemoli View Post
                    That's high end. (minus price..) High end is crowded and dominated by Google/Android with second strong Apple/iOS. There is NO room for 3rd one. (Thoug Samsung could pool it off with Tizen by SWAPING Android sales for Tizen sales)
                    Most of the functionality I mention is already available with china brand phones for approx $250, but they haven't hit the 4G coms mode yet. The 4G is only a chip series away!

                    Do a search on http://Aliexpress.com

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by madjr View Post
                      they are working on pdf support. and there's some work already on an ebook reader app:
                      http://iloveubuntu.net/ubuntu-reader...l-epub-support
                      Much thanks. I will see if I can install it.

                      http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-...003762424.html

                      Originally posted by przemoli View Post
                      That's high end. (minus price..)
                      Example US $245.88;

                      http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-...003762424.html

                      Then wait for new 4g/LTE chipset from MediaTek, the MT6290;

                      http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/.../10/2003566722

                      You'd probably want more than 1gb of ram, but by the end of the year 2gb will be the default in most Chinese brand phones.

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