Ubuntu Edge superphone announced, seeks crowdfunding
Canonical Ltd, has just announced its plans to develop the Ubuntu Edge – a dual-booting device that not only works as a smartphone but also as a desktop PC.
The Ubuntu Edge can dual-boot Ubuntu phone OS and Android, but when connected to a monitor it can transform into an Ubuntu PC, with a fully integrated desktop OS and shared access to all files.
The Edge sports a 4.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) screen which equates to 326ppi and mounted with sapphire crystal glass. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front-facing, stereo speakers, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, dual-band WiFi, and LTE. Powering the device is a quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. As for the battery, the Edge will use a silicon-anode technology to power the beast inside it.
Ubuntu Edge specs:
Dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android
Fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked
Fastest multi-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage
4.5″ (1280 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
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 124 mm
Specifications are subject to change.
However, the Ubuntu Edge is not out yet and Canonical is seeking your help through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to make it possible. The company is hoping to raise a whopping $32 Million in 30 days. It just started yesterday and at the time of writing $2.5 Million have been pledged so far. All of the funding goes directly towards producing the device for expected delivery in May 2014.
If you want to help the campaign, hit the source link below to contribute.