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Ubuntu Edge Smartphone - The Low Down

News   •   Aug 04, 2013 07:30 BST

Ubuntu Edge is by far the most ingenuous smartphone that has been conceptualised. Developed by Canonical, the maker of the Ubuntu OS, it's been gaining global financial support. Canonical teamed up with Indiegogo, a renowned crowd-funding site, to ask to fund this massively surreal project. By week one, they were able to successfully raise $7,226,673 from individuals, small-scale and mogul enterprises, and the numbers just kept coming. It surpassed the previous crowd funding record of a whopping $2 million. Though this is the case, the funding campaign still need to fill less than five times that amount because their limit is $32,000,000 in a period of 30 days.

This limit has a deadline of 23 days. If by Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 11:59PM PT, the funding target is not met, Canonical will refund the collected amount to backers, turn down the project, and will  instead resort to innovating smartphones available in the market. The target set in 23 days is quite ambitious, considering that ad campaigns for the project is not that loud.

Phone Review is highly anticipating Ubuntu Edge to materialize. Although it shall only be manufactured for backers who supported the 30-day funding campaign. It shall have no other distributor besides Indiegogo. So if you're planning to purchase this handset in the future, you have to invest and support the funding project now.

The full features of Ubuntu Edge is still not clear-cut and it might have to go through numerous specifications until its launching date. Though some features that have been to be considered are as follows: dual-boot feature for Ubuntu mobile OS and Android, full Ubuntu desktop OS when plugged in a PC and dual-LTE and GSM transmission. Developers are vying for a 300ppi display covered with full sapphire crystal glass, 128 GB of ROM, and 4GB of RAM with dual-core processor. All the listed features are supported by silicon-anode batteries, which will sustain a power-packed handset for a long hours.

Have these ambitious features got you hooked to support the Ubuntu Edge fund campaign?

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