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The Ubuntu Edge phone is dead

Today in Open Source: The Ubuntu Edge phone is dead. Plus: Open source jobs are smokin’ hot, and write about Linux to enhance your career prospects

I was very skeptical about the Ubuntu Edge, as I noted in an earlier article. Given the market share and popularity of iOS and Android phones, it’s going to be tough for anybody else to get a foothold in the mobile phone market. Even Microsoft has been unable to do it with their Windows Phone products.

Still, I give Canonical a lot of credit for making the attempt. I can also appreciate the passion of those who contributed financially to Canonical’s effort. There was clearly a small minority of people who wanted to see the Ubuntu Edge go into production. The money they contributed will be refunded over the next week or so.