Ubuntu Edge (crowd-funded superphone)

From: James Nylen 
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A friend sent me a link to an interesting crowd-funding project to produce
a superphone that runs Android and Ubuntu with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of
storage, a 4.5" display with a sapphire crystal front plate, etc.  Sounds
pretty awesome:   http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge

Does anybody know anything about this project, such as whether they'll be
able to deliver on time, etc.?  Do you think there will be a lot of
community-developed ROMs such as AOKP and CyanogenMod available for a
device like this?  To date, that has been one of the key factors in my
decision of which phone to purchase.

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=============================================================== From: trevor noblitt ------------------------------------------------------ Wait, is this thing arm or x86?

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I just backed it for the $600 price. There is only about 3k left at that price.

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=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ I'm actually excited about this. To be honest though, I'm not sure if it can keep up with the million dollar per day average though. They set the bar really high with a 32 million goal. Its doing good for a first day. Barely 18 hours and its at 2 million with only about 1900 phones left at the $600 price.