Crowdfunding an Ubuntu smartphone (right now)

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at
Thu Aug 22 21:49:06 CEST 2013

Am 22.08.2013 um 21:00 schrieb Joshua Judson Rosen:

> Ben Wong < at> writes:
>> Here's Shuttleworth's upbeat closing comment:
>> I wonder if OpenPhoenix has an opportunity now, with all those
>> frustrated would-be buyers out there.
> Maybe some; I'm pretty sure that there were some number of people who
> actually pledged to the Ubuntu Edge campaign *because* it was clear that
> the funding trigger-amount was not actually going to be reached. They
> decided that it was probably important to _make a showing of support_
> for the mobile-phone industry to see, even if that was all that they
> were doing (what's a term for that? `guerrilla market research'?).

Well, the mobile-phone industry thinks in Billions of $$$ and Millions of
units. Therefore 12 Mio $$$ doesn't look attractive and will not change
any of their strategies.

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