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Bloomberg buys into the Ubuntu Edge in the form of a $80,000 pledge

115 Ubuntu Edge smartphones will make their way to Bloomberg after $80,000 pledge on Indiegogo campaign
| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Aug 8, 2013 10:45 pm

Bloomberg must really like Canonical\'s Ubuntu Edge as yesterday they pledged 80,000 to the company\'s crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo. At this point, Canonical has only managed to raise about one quarter of its $32 million goal and with just over 12 days left, things are not looking very good for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone.

 

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So what does Bloomberg get for their $80,000 donation? 115 Ubuntu Edge smartphones are included in the deal alongside several best practice workshops, 30 days of online support that allow the company\'s chief information officers and IT managers to integrate the devices into their system, and--of course--free shipping. If the funding campaign is successful, Canonical hopes to have the phones shipped around March of next year.

 

NEWS SOURCES:Vr-zone.com, Indiegogo.com

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