Ubuntu Edge Crowdfunding Campaign Fails To Meet Target

Back in July Canonical started a campaign to bring into the market a performance smartphone that features hardware components designed to blow the competition out of the water. However, Canonical planned to get the phone into production through crowdfunding. The initial target for the Indigogo campaign was a whopping 32 million dollars in a span of 30 days. 

 

Back in July Canonical started a campaign to bring into the market a performance smartphone that features hardware components designed to blow the competition out of the water. However, Canonical planned to get the phone into production through crowdfunding.

The initial target for the Indigogo campaign was a whopping 32 million dollars in a span of 30 days. The project had a strong start, amassing over $2 million during the first 8 hours. Unfortunately, this wasn’t meant as the campaign only gathered a total of around $12 million a month after the campaign started.

 


 

In terms of technical specifications, the Ubuntu Edge phone features a 4.5-inch HD display with a pixel density of 326ppi, an 8MP rear camera, 4GB of RAM, the latest multi-core processor, 128GB of internal storage, dual-LTE antennas and a silicon-anode battery. Ubuntu also plans to put a sapphire crystal panel on top of the display that provide the best in screen protection.

Even though the campaign didn’t meet its goal, the company’s CEO Mark Shuttleworth has revealed that some large manufacturers have approached him showing interest with the device. So for those who backed up the Indiegogo campaign, there’s still hope that the Edge smartphone will be commercially available.

 

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