Canonical launched Ubuntu Edge on Indiegogo a few days ago to crowdfund a Ubuntu smartphone that's also a desktop replacement. Too bad I only heard on day 2. I'd have liked the $600 perk. Oh well. Too bad for me.
Here's the announcement video.
Interested yet? The project's already got $6.4m presently. With a massive $32m target everyone and anyone who can contribute will be needed. Every $1 counts. $32m? That's an insane amount.
Here's a comparison of the Edge against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4.
|Ubuntu Edge||Apple iPhone 5||Samsung Galaxy S4|
|Mobile OS||Dual-boots Android and Ubuntu mobile||iOS||Android|
|Desktop OS||Ubuntu Desktop||No||No|
|Screen||720 x 1,280, 4.5 inches (optimised for dynamic range and colour accuracy)||640 x 1,136, 4 inches||1,080 x 1,920, 5 inches|
|Protection||Sapphire Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Connectivity||Dual-LTE, GSM||LTE, GSM||LTE, GSM|
|Price USD||$780 - $830||$849 2||$750 3|
|Price EUR||€588 - €625 5||€879 - €919 1||€590 - €630 1|
|Price GBP||£510 - £545 5||£699 2||£549 4|
Best of luck to Canonical.