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Thread: Are you supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign?

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    Are you supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign?

    Ubuntu Forums has a huge member base. But how many Ubuntu enthusiasts have committed to support Canonical's Ubuntu Edge campaign?

    I'll be up front: I don't use Ubuntu Linux (I did early on); I use Kubuntu; but I am a Linux fan and supporter. I want one of these phones; to have what I am sure is going to be a piece of history. I contributed for one Ubuntu Edge phone.

    The campaign goal of raising $32 million dollars in just one month may sound impossible, but it really isn't. Even if you can't afford to contribute at the levels that would get you one of these phones, your contribution will help ensure that history can be made here.

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    Re: Are you supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign?

    Great idea.
    But too expensive.
    I don't have money to spare on something which I can use next year. Especially not when I haven't seen any real prototype of it.
    If I had that kind of money lying around then sure why not, but as things are right now - it's just not worth it for me personally.
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    Re: Are you supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign?

    Expensive phone is expensive.

    Sure it's got great specs, and is very versatile, but how much? I suspect it won't meet it's funding target, they've just priced themselves way out of the mass-appeal market and are just going for the super-committed-Ubuntu-diehard or very wealthy must-have-bling-early-adopter market. Not sure if there's US$32 million worth of that out there, sadly.

    I wouldn't mind a phone running this software on this hardware, but I think we'll probably have to wait for one of the big OEMs to come out with it.

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    Re: Are you supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign?

    I wish that it succeeds, it is a very cool idea. But my current phone costs only $50.. I would be more interested in upgrading to a Firefox phone if and when it is available in Canada. I am not big on phones and just don't have that kind of money, but I will definitely mention it to my rich friends who are into gadgets.

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    Re: Are you supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign?

    I've pitched in; yes it's a lot of money and you have to wait til next year, but I have used Ubuntu for years, I want to support them and I view it as payback for the free operating system.
    Not sure that they will get over the line and I see the negatives but I'd like them to give it a go and stick two fingers up to the rest of the computing world...

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    Re: Are you supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign?

    I'd love to get one and I think it's a great idea; however I am in no position to pay that much for a phone...

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    Re: Are you supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign?

    I took one for 625$. My dumbphone is getting too old, I'll have to replace it any way. I hope the campaign succeeds, but I'm not that optimist at the moment.

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    Re: Are you supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign?

    Btw, why don't you set a poll?

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    Re: Are you supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign?

    I stopped buying touch screen only phones this year. I wont buy a phone that doesn't have a hardware keyboard. I'm happy enough with Android and am not convinced that Cannonical has what it takes to create a mainstream phone with lots of apps. The hardaware specs seem great, but that's only going to be good if the apps are good too.

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    Re: Are you supporting the Ubuntu Edge campaign?

    Quote Originally Posted by John_McCourt View Post
    am not convinced that Cannonical has what it takes to create a mainstream phone with lots of apps.
    Good thing then that's not what they are trying to do.

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