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B_Albing
B_Albing
9/26/2013 9:25:09 AM
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Re: Phone is the least of it
@VP - thanks - good info. Let's hope they can get the project rolling next year.

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Vishal Prajapati
Vishal Prajapati
9/26/2013 1:19:44 AM
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Re: Phone is the least of it
Sir, Ubuntu Edge was the project appeared on the Indiegogo which has a tagline of The Ubuntu Edge is the next generation of personal computing: smartphone and desktop PC in one state-of-the-art device.

 

It had a goal of $32,000,000 but was able to raise $12,814,196 so, the project has been put aside.

 

Here is a link which has great information and have very nice informative video.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge

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B_Albing
B_Albing
9/25/2013 7:49:24 PM
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Re: Phone is the least of it
@VP - what was the Ubuntu Edge?

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B_Albing
B_Albing
9/25/2013 7:48:12 PM
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Re: Phone is the least of it
@Hughston - yep - I've had that happen too - so I learned to read carefully what I thought I'd written before hitting send.

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JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
9/25/2013 8:52:40 AM
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Re: Phone is the least of it
Vishal,

That is exactly my point.

The core functionality has catapulted the device from being a phone to a multi-tasking computer. I would call it a 'SMART-HUB' rather than smarphone.

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Vishal Prajapati
Vishal Prajapati
9/25/2013 8:04:25 AM
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Re: Phone is the least of it
In that case the PHONE doesn't need Android or iOS at all. The OSes that are available with phones doesn't increase any functionality to phone calling features. It increases functionalities other than what phone should do. And for that functionalities if we are calling it a smart then expectations are obvious. It is more becoming computer with phone functionlity not phone with computer functionlity. And so are the expectations.

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JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
9/25/2013 6:42:44 AM
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Re: Phone is the least of it
DaeJ

Could not agree with you more. You are right. It all depends on how one customises a device to his/her application rather than expecting it to have default features. A typical example could be a multi-lingual keyboard. English keyboard is easier to implement whereas we need a bit of customisation for a keyboard in tamil, my mothertongue which has 247 letters.

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JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
JAYARAMAN KIRUTHI VASAN
9/25/2013 6:39:33 AM
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Re: Phone is the least of it
Vishal,

I am wondering if we are matching right devices for the right application. For example, a PC cannot do a job of a calling bell. Nor is it viable to build a calling bell with a processor.

Smartphones are just that - phones first. We pump in a lot of functionality into it and expect it to do everything, I guess. Explains the case of the blackberry.

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Vishal Prajapati
Vishal Prajapati
9/25/2013 3:47:49 AM
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Re: Phone is the least of it
Agreed. But at this stage whatever phones are available, I don't think can be called smartphone.

 

I liked the idea of Ubuntu Edge. It can be called a real smart device for sure. But it didn't happen.

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DaeJ
DaeJ
9/24/2013 9:33:54 PM
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Re: Phone is the least of it
There is lots of basic engineering tool app available except PCB design. In the future, with screen adapter cable or HDMI, smartphone screen will be porting to PC size screen. Wireless Keyboard might be used to design PCB in the smartphone.

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