Stelph

Meet and fund the new Ubuntu Edge

An interesting concept by Ubuntu, theyve launched a crowd funded mobuile phone that drives the idea that your smartphone can also be your PC, and also pushing the idea that "accelerates the adoption of new technologies and drives them down into the mainstream."

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge

Thats all well and good but there doesnt actually appear to be any new technologies in this phone which is disappointing, where is the flexable screen? The liquid metal case? NFC and a clever implemetation of it? It seems a nice idea but not fully implemented in my opinion :(

Add a comment
5 comments

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 22, 2013 at 19:41

I've lost some faith in Ubuntu. Don't care*** about this, tbh. Which is odd,because at home I use Ubuntu and Debian as my main OS. But Ubuntu has become needy...trying a bit of this, that and the other. Nothing done quite properly. (*** not saying I wouldn't wanna try it - just not 'eagerly awaiting it')

satchef1  Jul. 23, 2013 at 09:50

$32,000,000 goal...

Not. Going. To. Happen.

At $800 each, that's 40,000 handsets in 30 days. With the $800 price tag and no availability until May, even people who are interested will have to think twice. The first 5000 sold fast, but that was with a $170 discount.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 23, 2013 at 10:38

That's what I mean...

Stelph  Jul. 23, 2013 at 11:19

$32,000,000 goal...

Not. Going. To. Happen.

At $800 each, that's 40,000 handsets in 30 days. With the $800 price tag and no availability until May, even people who are interested will have to think twice. The first 5000 sold fast, but that was with a $170 discount.


Agree, IMO it just doesnt sound like its brining anything new to the market that hasnt been tried already (see the Motorola Atrix range for example), and although I agree with the theory of having a top of the range bleeding edge phone to drive forward innovation, there is nothing on or in this phone which can claim that. If they had made/proposed something like the Mozilla Seabird then I would be more impressed and more likely to throw money at them

satchef1  Jul. 23, 2013 at 14:05

I haven't even bothered reading about it. They could be producing a bleeding-edge handset that's as revolutionary today as the iPhone was in 2005 - there's still no way in hell they'd sell 40,000 handsets in 30 days for $800 each with a 10 month waiting time (potentially more if things don't go to plan - see the Pebble Smartwatch).

I'm not sure the $600 'One Day Only' price is helping either. Who wants to pay an extra $230? I'm sure it helped them shift the first 5000 fast, but now everyone else is going to feel like they're overpaying.

Email:

You don't need an account to comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

Comment: