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Canonical CEO: Ubuntu phones will target Android users, not iPhone addicts

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Mar
2014

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth revealed at CeBIT in Germany that the first Ubuntu smartphones coming this year will be quite affordable, and probably cheaper than fans would have expected, The Inquirer reports, especially following the unsuccessful Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign last summer. The high-end Ubuntu Edge smartphone was priced at $830 initially, although the company later dropped it to around $700 while trying to gather the funds needed for the Ubuntu super phone to become reality. “[They] will come out in the mid-higher edge, so $200 to $400,” Shuttleworth said about the actual Ubuntu phones that will be released this year. “We’re going with the higher end because we want people who are looking for a very sharp, beautiful experience and

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