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Who needs a modular phone when a modular case might do? (crowdfunding)

Google’s Project Ara, the modular smartphone that is designed to allow users to swap out parts, is still far from being ready to ship. So is Circular Devices’ PuzzlePhone. By the time they launch there might be another option though: a modular smartphone case. Nexpaq is a smartphone case that allows you to swap out modules […]

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Ubuntu Edge fails to hit $32 million goal, Ubuntu OS for phones still on the way

Canonical has failed to raise enough money to launch a smartphone that doubles as a computer. The company spent 30 days trying to crowd-fund a project called the Ubuntu Edge, which would be a phone with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, the ability to run Android and Ubuntu, and to function like a desktop […]

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Lilbits (8-19-2013): Ubuntu Edge on the edge of failure

Canonical’s goal to build a smartphone that could act like a desktop PC when you connected a mouse, keyboard, and monitor always seemed like a bit of a longshot. The company wanted to raise $32 million through crowd-funding site Indiegogo. That’s more than anyone’s ever raised for a crowd-funded project to date, and it’s for […]

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Ubuntu Edge raises an impressive $7 million in a week, still running behind goal

Canonical wants to build a smartphone unlike anything on the market, and the company wants your help to do it. Last week the company announced plans to raise $32 million for the project through crowd-funding site Indiegogo. That’s more money than anyone’s ever raised for any crowd-funded project. But the Ubuntu Edge project got off to […]

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Canonical’s Ubuntu Edge phone raises $3.5 million in a day ($28.5 million to go)

Canonical wants to build a smartphone called the Ubuntu Edge that dual boots Android and Ubuntu, which has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and which you can use as a phone or a desktop PC (just add keyboard, mouse, and monitor). In order to make that happen, the company’s turned to crowd-funding, with […]