After being leaked earlier this month the new Ubuntu Edge smartphone being created by Canonical was later launched shortly after on the crowd-funding site indiegogo to great effect.
Canonical’s new Ubuntu Edge smartphone has already raised in excess of $7 million in development and production funding and has blasted past record for a project on indiegogo which stood at $2 million.
There are still 23 days left on the indiegogo project timeline to raise even more funds and the new Ubuntu Edge smartphone will be exclusive to Indiegogo backers and will not be available to buy at launch from other sources. Watch the video below to learn more about the new Ubuntu Edge smartphone.
Features of the new Ubuntu Edge smartphone include the ability to dual-boot into Ubuntu mobile OS and Android and the ability to converts into a full desktop PC. As well as working with LTE and GSM networks, including Verizon and Sprint. Its creators explain a little more about its design.
“Crafted from cool, textured amorphous metal, the Edge has a distinctive, precise look but its rakishly chamfered edges are shaped to fit naturally in the palm — our design prototype already has a wonderfully solid feel. It’s the right size, too. Edge gestures are the next big thing in mobile, and our testing has found that a 4.5in screen is ideal for comfortable control of all four edges with one hand.”
For more information on the new Ubuntu Edge smartphone jump over to the indiegogo website for details.
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