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Ubuntu Edge: The desktop-replacement smartphone that’s doomed to fail

Two days ago, Canonical unveiled its next gambit to push Ubuntu into the hands of consumers: The Ubuntu Edge smartphone. If the Edge Indiegogo project can raise $32 million before August 22, 40,000 Ubuntu Edge smartphones will enter the mobile ecosystem in May 2014 -- if the project fails, Canonical says that it will instead focus on bringing Ubuntu to commercially available smartphones, and that the Edge will quietly disappear into the digital ether.
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Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Crowdfunding Campaign Falls $19M Short

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (last year)

Despite intense interest from the geek set, Canonical's Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign still fell short of its ambitious $32 million funding goal. In fact, project to build a dual-booting, open-source smartphone ended late last nigh... Read Post

Can a so-called “superphone” succeed where the Ubuntu Edge failed?

Technology : Pando Daily (last year)

This summer, Canonical tried to raise $32 million for its Ubuntu Edge smartphone, a high-powered device meant to close the gap between mobile devices and desktop computers. It failed, despite raising the most funding — $12.8 million... Read Post

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Technology : The Next Web Blog (last year)

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