Originally Posted by frickfrock999
That was when it first came out. Unless you're an early adopter, there's no way you would jump on it before it got some momentum.
It's a totally different story now. It's got tons of public support and backing, corporate sponsorship, and it seems much more appealing to those who were on the fence.
People are much more likely to get a cutting edge product when they see others getting it. It reinforces their purchasing mindset.
With this EXTREMELY positive announcement, Canonical just got the extra push they needed to seed confidence in prospective buyers.
It's going to reach 32 million in a matter of days.
Most projects really gain enough momentum to breakthrough by half-way. This project is not even close to halfway there even though most of it's time has passed.
Kickstarter's analysis of a few successful projects in general..... Ubuntu Edge is out of the trough period and they are still no where close to funding:
Corporate sponsorship? Exactly ONE enterprise bundle sold.
Tons of public support? Less than 9000 pledges and most are not for the actual phone.
This phone will not be "cutting-edge".
1) They will have to use a pre-existing design since they won't be able to build a design from scratch.
2) They will be using commodity parts that everyone has access too.
3) They will be competing against smartphones in the future... not today.
4) You will be able to just install their OS on existing unlocked phones anyway...
Anshel from BSN talks about this here: http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2013/8/7/ubuntu-edge-failing-to-attract-funding.aspxEdited by DuckieHo - 8/16/13 at 11:21am