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Canonical Seeks $32 Million in Crowdfunding for Linux Phone

Jul 22, 2013, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Ubuntu Linux vendor Canonical is taking a novel approach to getting a new type of superphone to market. Instead of bankrolling production on its own, Canonical is reaching out to its community via crowdfunding site Indiegogo, to raise $32 million in order to build 40,000 Ubuntu Edge devices.

The campaign will last 30-days and backers that contribute $600 today and $830 any day thereafter, will receive a new Ubuntu Edge phone. The Ubuntu Edge will be a dual-boot device with both Android and Ubuntu on it. The device will also be loaded with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of RAM. The device will also include a pure Saphire Crystal screen that will provide more resilience than what most phones provide today.

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