Originally Posted by eseb1
Cool phone, sad to see it won't be mass produced afterwords.
It's at 10% funding less than a day after launching, so there's no way it won't get funded.
I am sure if this is a big success we will see future endeavors from Canonical and probably a newer phone released over the next couple years that can be even more competitive.
Rome wasn't built in a day... Most of the Linux solutions have failed hard and didn't really have a physical device out that could support it... I am thinking Tizen etc... and they had years of work by huge companies to back them... However, what they lacked was publicity. Canonical has alot of that... and an already thriving community. So I think if they can be successful in getting a physical device release and maybe get it working with US and European handset carriers we will have a true winner fourth alternative competitor to Android, WP8, and iPhone. The best part is that if both Android and Ubuntu phone work well together it might be a double win for both...
I can also see a maybe x86/x86_64 Intel SoC used... what ever is the result of cannibalizing their Atom stuff into a newer vision.. Which if it is compatible architecture-wise would open doors to an even easier development cost than fragmented ARM chips... I think thought that it might be that Canonical is testing the waters and still trying to be tight-lipped about which chips they use to allow for them to work multiple different hardware vendors to Canonical's benefit..Edited by adramalech707 - 7/22/13 at 9:39pm