Jul 24 AT 8:23 AM Nick Gray 13 Comments

Ubuntu Edge crowd funding campaign introduces new lower cost perk tiers


If you missed out on the first day $600 Ubuntu Edge perk tier, fear not. Canonical has updated the Indiegogo campaign with nine new perk tiers which span the gap between the original $600 and $830 pledge amounts. Backers are rewarded with the limited edition Edge smartphone that dual-boots Ubuntu and Android. Each of the new tiers will be unveiled once the previous tier is sold out.

The Ubuntu Edge may not be for everyone, but the campaign has shown that there are quite a few smartphone junkies out there who are willing to invest their hard earned cash to help fund an idea which could lead to the next smartphone revolution. With $4.2 million already secured in less than two days, the Ubuntu Edge crowd funding campaign shouldn’t have any issue reaching its $32 million target.

ubuntu-edge-IndieGogo_Perk-listShow Press Release

More opportunities to get your Ubuntu Edge

Hi everyone

The last few days have been absolutely incredible — over $3.5 million in the first 40 hours. We’ve broken records, we’ve attracted the attention of the world, and we’re marching closer and closer to bringing the Ubuntu Edge to life. $32 million is a huge number, and we’ve never danced around this fact. To get there, we’re going to need your help to bring family, friends, fans, and followers to the campaign.

This crowdfunding process has already provided us with a lot of great feedback, especially about our perks — and we’ve been listening to it all. You told us you want more opportunities to get the Ubuntu Edge at a lower contribution level, so we went back to our spreadsheets and came up with a solution. Today we’re changing our perk levels. We’ll offer a limited number of phones at each level, and as each tier runs out the next ones will be made available, so act quickly to get the best deal!

You’ll only see the first few levels on the campaign page today, but continuing our habit of openness and transparency we want to share the whole plan with you.

Hundreds of you have already contributed $830 for an Ubuntu Edge, but don’t worry. We’ll refund the difference at the end of the campaign so you won’t lose out. We’ll contact you all directly with more information.

We need to keep the campaign momentum going. Please help by sharing the news and, of course, keep pledging!

The Ubuntu Edge team

Source: Indiegogo

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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