Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 23:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're in the market for a smartphone, odds are you're looking at an Android phone. If you're looking at an Android phone, odds are you're looking at Samsung, and if you're exotic, you may be looking at a Nexus, HTC, LG, or maybe even Sony. Few of you will be considering Oppo. I, however, did.
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RE: Ubuntu Edge
by unclefester on Thu 25th Jul 2013 03:28 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu Edge"
unclefester
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2007-01-13

17 comments already, and nobody has mentioned the Ubuntu Edge yet?
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge


It has very little hope of actually being built due to a lack of interest from potential customers.

The hardware isn't particularly amazing. Other companies will be offering similar hardware within a year.

Sapphire is HARD not tough. It is actually far more brittle than toughened glass and totally unsuitable for phone screens.

The Edge business plans totally sucks because the developers have absolutely no idea how Formula One teams operate. They are primarily marketing platforms for major vehicle makers such as Mercedes and Renault. They are not independent technology developers or 'skunk works'. F1 technology takes decades before it is ever gets transferred to mainstream road cars. [Monocoque chassis, disc brakes, fuel injection, carbon fibre composites etc were all developed by aircraft makers 10-20 years before they were used in F1.)

Edited 2013-07-25 03:30 UTC

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RE[2]: Ubuntu Edge
by WereCatf on Thu 25th Jul 2013 09:01 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu Edge"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

The hardware isn't particularly amazing. Other companies will be offering similar hardware within a year.


I personally am appalled by the fact that the Edge only sports a 3.5mm stereo connector and an MHL-connector, no docking capabilities at all; if it's to be advertised and sold as a device that can even be used as a regular PC then how the hell are you going to attach printers, scanners or something like that without any sort of a dock? I'm not sold on MHL, either -- I have a whole bunch of displays at home, but only one of them has HDMI-in and that's the 42" TV.

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