The First Ubuntu Phone Officially Launches
The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone has been announced and will begin shipping in the days ahead.
The Aquaris E4.5 from Spanish phone maker BQ is the first smartphone shipping with Ubuntu Phone/Touch. The phone will be available in "the coming days" and has operators throughout Europe.
This Ubuntu phone will be available to Europeans via ordering at BQ.com over a number of flash sales in the weeks ahead. This Ubuntu phone is priced at 169.90 Euros.
This sub 200 EUR phone features 8GB of storage, 4.5-inch display, five megapixel front camera, eight megapixel rear camera, 1GB of RAM, and is powered by a MediaTek quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC. The phone hardware isn't at all exciting or special but at least the Ubuntu phone is being launched at a decent price. There's no word yet when the first Ubuntu Phone will be available in the US.
More details on today's BQ Ubuntu phone announcement can be found via insights.ubuntu.com.