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Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign ends $19 million short of goal

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Aug 2013 20:29 User comments (3)

Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign ends $19 million short of goal Canonical's Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign has fallen well short of their large $32 million goal.
The company set a crowdfunding record of $12.8 million, but clearly well below the stated goal to put the smartphone into production.

Altogether, there were 5674 backers, most of which paid over $600 for a chance to own the phone in 2014.

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth thanked backers and added that "the support and publicity has continued to drive our discussions with some major manufacturers," meaning the company continues its discussions with OEMs over building the smartphone.

For more information on the campaign and the phone, check our in-depth article here: Ubuntu Edge

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3 user comments

123.8.2013 11:15

It's hard to believe that Ubuntu could have made a phone from scratch with no previous experience anyway. Looking at their proposed hardware specs, for example, they so high-end that they would have had a hard time getting more than a few hours out of the battery.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Aug 2013 @ 11:15

224.8.2013 5:38

So what happens now with the 12.8 Million they have now?

324.8.2013 18:17

Originally posted by pufff:
So what happens now with the 12.8 Million they have now?
They only receive the funds if the campaign is successful. Nobody will be charged now.

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