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Rhakios
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Over the edge Reply with quote

So, anyone else up for an Ubuntu Edge phone? A mere $30 meeellion to raise, with nearly $5 miilion (at time of writing) after one day.
I think my bank account is bled white now, I'm going to be living on bread and water for the rest of the year. Sad
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PLan



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This phone is such a great idea Shuttleworth apparently can't raise the money from normal investors, $32 million is peanuts.

Going slightly off-topic ... I am sick and tired of the leaders of companies displaying their acting abilities trying to flog me some of their latest junk. It seems where Apple/Jobs led every other Tom, Dick, and Harriet wants to follow. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"We’ll choose the fastest available multi-core processor" - a desktop power hog running off a phone battery? Really? I hope it's not too hot to handle (literally!). Remember those half-an-hour-if-you're-lucky laptops and the add-on heatsinks needed when actually doing anything? Maybe that's why they are peddling the idea as a technology demonstrator and development tool and not as a commercially viable consumer product.

Hey, I have a better idea. Stick that s***-hot energy gobbler in the monitor housing and use your smartphone as a keyboard/mouse replacement. Maybe I could call it a, aah... Smart TV. In fact, many a "monitor" already has one.

Or am I missing something?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, that's two nos then. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject: I'm in! Reply with quote

Well, I committed, and I am sharing the referral URL wherever I can! Very Happy

The campaign is sitting at USD 6.6 million at the time of this posting.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm in! Reply with quote

mediamgl wrote:
The campaign is sitting at USD 6.6 million at the time of this posting.


Given the rate of increase over the last four days(current total $7.4 million) looks like this will end in failure barring a miracle. I really think, if Ubuntu had real confidence in their product, they should have been able to go to more traditional sources for funds.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But it isn't a traditional product.
Investors finance a product based on a return with profit.
This is people pledging to buy a limited edition product, with the company only looking to break even on the production run.
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