In the car industry, Formula 1 provides a commercial test bed for cutting-edge technologies. The Ubuntu Edge project aims to do the same for the mobile phone industry -- to provide a low-volume, high-technology platform, crowd funded by enthusiasts and mobile computing professionals. A pioneering project that accelerates the adoption of new technologies and drives them down into the mainstream.
The specifications are where it gets a bit interesting; Canonical estimates the Edge will need 4GB of RAM and a massive 128GB hard drive for storage. The company says it will use silicon-anode technology for the Li-on battery and a 4.5-inch 1,280 x 720 sapphire crystal display.
Dual-LTE, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4 and NFC are all included when it comes to connectivity although, naturally, "specifications are subject to change".
At the time of writing, the amount currently generated stood at $3,430,442 with 30 days left to run. If you're interested in getting in on the action, then the lowest you can currently offer for an Ubuntu Edge of your very own is $830.
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