Ubuntu Smartphones To cost $200 To $400

PioV41159PM3132014Thursday, March 13, 2014:  Ubuntu smartphones are sure to bring fresh variety in the mobile world. In league to building a strong market base for the new smart devices, Mark Shuttleworth, the Canonical founder has come to say that the Ubuntu devices “will come out in the mid-higher edge, so $200 to $400” is the expected price range for them.

Even if one assumes that these prices are off-contract, they are still much cheaper than the Apple iPhone 5S, which is priced at $649 to $849. Even high end Android smartphones sell for average $600 cost price. The Nexus 5, released last year, is one of the low costing high-end phone, which has a lowest price tag of $350 (off-contract); still higher than our Ubuntu brother.

According to the Inquirer report, Shuttleworth said, “We’re going with the higher end because we want people who are looking for a very sharp, beautiful experience and because our ambition is to be selling the future PC, the future personal computing engine.” The elite Ubuntu phones are likely to become an entire PC, if it is sorted with a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. What more is left, any how!

Previously, Canonical did try to generate $32 million funds for the development of a ‘premium smartphone’, the Ubuntu Edge. The price range for the phone was from $600 to $830, but the crowd-funding platform did not mint much capital, thus the project was stalled.

Speculations suggest that the first Ubuntu phones are expected to be shipped this year, from hardware manufacturers, BQ (Spain) and Meizu (China).

Source: efytimes.com

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