Yesterday we brought you the news that Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical had formally introduced the world to Ubuntu Edge and before the first day was out they had raised 10% of the $32 million goal. This was accomplished by selling out of the initial 500 units of the phone which were priced at $600 giving them a cool $3 million, but that’s where the campaign stalled. Over the next 20 hours they managed to raise around $600 000 only, probably because the asking price of the Ubuntu Edge went to a bonkers $830. An hour ago the campaign was reshuffled giving users the chance to pick up an Ubuntu Edge a lot cheaper than $830, in fact right now one can be bought for as little as $625. The pricing tiers have limited numbers of units available and the price will increase over time as the tiers start to be snapped up.

So if you’re looking for a phone with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that runs Android and a full desktop OS, then you better get in on the Ubuntu Edge race before the price gets too high.

 

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Pricing Tiers:

 

Units Price Total
Tier 1 5000  $      600,00  $    3 000 000,00
Tier 2 1250  $      625,00  $       781 250,00
Tier 3 1250  $      675,00  $       843 750,00
Tier 4 1250  $      725,00  $       906 250,00
Tier 5 1250  $      775,00  $       968 750,00
Tier 6 4500  $      780,00  $    3 510 000,00
Tier 7 3000  $      790,00  $    2 370 000,00
Tier 8 4000  $        80,00  $       320 000,00
Tier 9 5000  $      810,00  $    4 050 000,00
Tier 10 7000  $      820,00  $    5 740 000,00
Double Edge 2000  $   1 400,00  $    2 800 000,00
One of a Kind 50  $ 10 000,00  $       500 000,00
Enterprise 100 50  $ 80 000,00  $    4 000 000,00
Grand Total  $ 29 790 000,00

Even if they sell out of all of the tiers, Canonical will still need an additional $2.2 million to reach their goal.