Canonical has reduced the cost of a smartphone Ubuntu Edge to $ 695

Canonical initiative to raise funds for the production of smart phone Ubuntu Edge has not found wide support among the users. During the first half of the period, the company collected only 25.9% of the required amount . And, after the first three days of fundraising pace has slowed significantly.

To remedy the situation, Canonical has decided to revise the price of the smartphone Ubuntu Edge. Recall the first sponsors can purchase the device at a discounted price of $ 600, the rest had to pay for $ 830. Now the price of the “all others” is set at $ 695. This change in the cost of Canonical Ubuntu Edge to explain the conduct of successful negotiations with suppliers of components, which made it possible to achieve better prices for some components. This, in turn, caused a decrease in the cost of the device and its end-user prices. It is not reported any changes in the specifications or functionality of the device.

Recall Smartphone Ubuntu Edge will get a 4.5-inch touchscreen display with a HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels, multi-core processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory. From wireless interfaces declared support LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4, NFC. The device provides 8-megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel camera on the front panel of the module GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer, proximity sensor, stereo speakers, and dual noise-canceling microphone. It also reported the presence of MHL port and 3.5 mm audio jack. The dimensions are – 64x9x124 mm. Ubuntu Edge smartphone will be able to dual-boot operating system Ubuntu (mobile version) and Android. When connected to the monitor is able to function as a full fledged computer with Ubuntu.

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