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Canonical adds new pledge tiers for Ubuntu Edge smartphone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jul 2013 20:01

Canonical adds new pledge tiers for Ubuntu Edge smartphone Earlier this week we reported that Canonical had launched their Ubuntu Edge smartphone via the crowdfunding site Indiegogo.
The first 5000 pledgers were able to get the device for an intro price of $600, unlocked, along with a shoutout on Canonical's founders page. After that, you had to purchase the phone for $830, but the Linux company seems to have a roadblock at that price and have opened up new pledge tiers.

1250 new buyers can purchase the phone for $675, the next 1250 can get it for $725 and the next 1250 can get it for $775. After that, the next 4500 get the device for $780. Earlier today the $625 tier sold out and the $600 tier sold out on day one.

So far, the company has raised $5.4 million of its $32 million campaign.

Here is the full spec list:

Dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android
Fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked
Fastest multi-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage
4.5in 1,280 x 720 HD sapphire crystal display
8mp low-light rear camera, 2mp front camera
Dual-LTE, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, NFC
GPS, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometer
Stereo speakers with HD audio, dual-mic recording, Active Noise Cancellation
MHL connector, 3.5mm jack
Silicon-anode Li-Ion battery
64 x 9 x 124mm

Read about the phone and potentially pledge, here: Indiegogo- Ubuntu Edge

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