The Ubuntu Edge can be said to be one interesting smartphone – and it all depends on how much money the general public are willing to throw – nay, invest in it, to see the Ubuntu Edge become reality. Starting off with a highly ambitious fixed goal of $32 million, it will most likely be unable to achieve such dizzy heights, unless at some point in time some anonymous angel investor decides to pump in a whole lot of dough, because right now, the Ubuntu Edge has already achieved a new world record when it comes to a fixed crowdfunding campaign, having passed the $10,266,845 mark which was achieved by the Pebble smartwatch (that obviously, was enough to get that project off the ground). Guess churning out a smartphone is a whole lot more expensive business compared to a smartwatch, no?
This could be a possible proof-of-concept that might lead the way to a brighter future. Perhaps next time, Ubuntu Edge. The $695 asking price might have something to do with the limited number of investors, with the US leading the way, followed by folks in the UK, Germany, Canada and Australia. Right now, some 14,500 Ubuntu Edge smartphones have been paid for, so do expect a similar number of refunds in due time.
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