Ubuntu smartphones will cost between $200 and $400

Canonical tried stepping into the smartphone market with the Ubuntu Edge. The crowdfunded smartphone couldn’t raise enough money, so it never saw the light of day. The company has been focusing its strengths on bringing Ubuntu to mobile phones. It has partnered up with several OEMs who have committed to developing phones that run on Ubuntu. At the CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has revealed that Ubuntu smartphones price will range “between $200 and $400.”

Smartphones running Canonical’s Ubuntu mobile operating system will cost between $200 and $400, according to the firm’s CEO Mark Shuttleworth. Speaking at Cebit, Shuttleworth spilled some more details about upcoming Ubuntu Touch smartphones to The INQUIRER. He said, “[They] will come out in the mid-higher edge, so $200 to $400. “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.” 

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