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July 22, 2013

Canonical Ubuntu Edge, is it the next generation of personal computing?

UE2 Formula 1 provides a commercial testbed for cutting-edge technologies. The Ubuntu Edge project aims to do the same for the mobile phone industry,  as Formula 1 provides a commercial testbed for cutting-edge technology in the car industry. To provide a low-volume, high-technology platform, crowdfunded by enthusiasts and mobile computing professionals. A pioneering project that accelerates the adoption of new technologies and drives them down into the mainstream. That is how Ubuntu describes the Ubuntu Edge. edge-1 Next-generation hardware deserves innovative software. The Ubuntu Edge will dual-boot both the Ubuntu phone OS and Android, and convert into a fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC. edge-2 The Edge comes with a 4.5” 1280 x 720 screen using sapphire crystal, a material so hard only diamond could scratch it. They’ve choose the fastest available multi-core processor, at least 4GB of RAM and a massive 128GB of storage. The battery will use silicon-anode technology, so we can squeeze more energy into the same dimensions.

You can use the desktop/laptop wherever you can find a standard HDMI screen, and the dual-LTE chip will get you online with 4G even when you’re travelling abroad. It’s desktop computing gone truly mobile.
All this housed in a textured aluminum case, 64 x 9 x 124mm.

If you want to get in on the act then visit the Ubuntu page on the indiegogo site, where you can buy the phone for £390 ($600) inc P/P

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini