I just found out that there wasn't enough funds raised to start the Edge project and perhaps a cheaper phone is now a better option? Or others are saying all those who donated will be getting refunds.
I blame this on poor marketing strategies. Donation button should have been all over these forums in a clear easy to find format, not for some moderator to provide a link.
Even this forum here, is hard to find, it sits on a page with 50 other links, why? First time user can easily walk away from being involved, such project should have had its own everything and not on a very busy page with 50 links to sift through. I was really looking forward to this phone and project, I put the blame all on an extremely poor marketing campaign. They could have easily raised the 32M had this been done properly. Please get someone that can properly campaign this and I hope for the sake of the phone and the many folks out there who had high hopes for this phone, that no one is refunded and the project lives on.
Give it its own page for everything in an easy to donate, easy to comment easy to read about the project format.
http://www.ubuntu.com/phone no donate button
http://www.ubuntu.com/2013/07/edge-founders 16k+ founders but no donate button
Neither links have back links to this forum? And cloud services is your priority? Failure guys! Have you seen wiki when theyre trying to raise money? Donation button is at the top of the page. They raise this in a month easily.