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The one-off, crowd funded, cutting edge Linux phone
Canonical has kicked off a crowd funding campaign to raise $32 million - ! - in 30 days to make its own smartphone, called Ubuntu Edge.
The Ubuntu Edge can be hooked up to a monitor and used as a full PC. If it meets its funding target on Indiegogo - to succeed it needs to raise several times more cash than any other crowd-financed project has done before - the phone is scheduled to arrive in May 2014.
Want one? Backers must contribute $600 (£394) on the first day or $810 (£532) thereafter. And Canonical will only make 40,000 of the devices.
I love it. And have backed them. You should too.

The one-off, crowd funded, cutting edge Linux phone

Canonical has kicked off a crowd funding campaign to raise $32 million - ! - in 30 days to make its own smartphone, called Ubuntu Edge.

The Ubuntu Edge can be hooked up to a monitor and used as a full PC. If it meets its funding target on Indiegogo - to succeed it needs to raise several times more cash than any other crowd-financed project has done before - the phone is scheduled to arrive in May 2014.

Want one? Backers must contribute $600 (£394) on the first day or $810 (£532) thereafter. And Canonical will only make 40,000 of the devices.

I love it. And have backed them. You should too.