Ubuntu Edge

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  1. twisar

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    Eventually I'm guessing that you wont need multiple devices for multiple functions and all will be converged as in this device. But as PCs go its low powered and mainly suitable for consumption style activities. Thus it would be a superb all-in-one for people with low demands on their devices. It wont be playing Skyrim, video transcoding, storing my video collection of midget porn or processing 2000 RAWs of my trip to the local coffee shop in a great hurry. Nice phone and idea though.
     
  2. kieranluken

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    I really hope this goes ahead. If my tax comes back before the close, ill be grabbing one. If everyone that wants one sits around saying its not going to make it, it never will :) Worst case is my money gets refunded
     
  3. Mr_LeE

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    Upto $9.9 million. 8 days left.

    Anyone got a spare $22.1 million?
     
  4. Sankari

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    Crashed and burned.

    What a colossal waste of time.
     
  5. EvilGenius

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    So um.. wtf? They must have gone into this knowing their goal was virtually impossible...

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge?c=activity


    The record is 10mil, so lets set one 3x that high, no problems, right?
     
  6. Beetroot

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    Can't see where is says refunds will be payed. Must be blind :confused:
     
  7. Sankari

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    So instead of a groundbreaking mobile phone we get a few paragraphs of bollocks:

    (Source).

    Hard to see how that's 'making a difference.'
     
  8. EvilGenius

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    http://www.indiegogo.com/indiegogo-faq



    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge
     
  9. lionman

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    They where crazy setting the target at $32mil. Do they really need that much to get the handset off the ground?

    They have broken the all time record now at $11.7mil but with only 48hours left they are boned.

    32 million dollars. Really?

    PS. It would have been a sweet device...
     
  10. EvilGenius

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    The 32million figure suggests to me they never really intended to go through with it. Set an all but impossible goal, create some fuss over a vapourware product and enjoy the limelight from a months free advertising from people like us spreading the word.
     
  11. Supplanter

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    I wonder if Mark Shuttleworth is going to put in $20 million within the next 6 hours?
     
  12. Sankari

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    Achievement? You raised nearly $13 million of imaginary money for a project that won't be happening. That's not an achievement, that's a joke!

    So this was really just a publicity stunt for Ubuntu.
     
  13. Oblong Cheese

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    It was real money, not imaginary money. $13 million was pledged in the name of the ultimate Ubuntu phone.

    Publicity stunt? Yeah, looks like it. What's so bad about that? :)
     
  14. Sankari

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    It might as well be imaginary. Just like the phone.

    Asking people to pledge money for a phone you have no intention of building sounds pretty bad to me. These guys have just received a month's worth of free advertising by conning the public.

    Sure it's a neat trick, but it's pretty poor form.
     

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