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Do You Plan To Buy An Ubuntu Phone?

Has Canonical's mobile effort won you over yet?

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This week two Ubuntu Phones went on sale in India through online retailer Snapdeal, priced from 11,999 ($180). 

Three Ubuntu Phones are now available to buy in mainland Europe, China and the United States — Russian readers be on the look out later this month — meaning a siezable chunk of people reading this post will, should they fancy, be able to buy one.

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They’re here, but are you interested?

And with plenty of reviews and critiques of the three devices available online most buyers should now have enough background info to help inform any potential purchase.

Which leads up to this poll: we want to know what your plans are.

  • Do you plan to buy an Ubuntu Phone?
  • Do you already own one of the Bq or Meizu devices?
  • Are you’re waiting for something ‘better’ to be released?

To remind you, these are official Ubuntu Phone devices released so far:

  • Bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition 4.5-inch screen, quad-core MediaTek processor and 8GB storage.
  • Bq Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition — 5-inch HD display, 16GB of internal storage and 13MP camera.
  • Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition — 8-core processor, vivid display, 2GB RAM and fantastic cameras.

If none of those float your boat there is an upcoming device from Bq (codename ‘namek’) to get excited about. This smartphone will transform from a smartphone to a low-power desktop PC when attached to a tangle of wires. Like Windows 10 for Mobile, this portable desktop PC should be ideal for basic web-browsing and running a stack of Ubuntu Phone’s web-apps.

Whatever your intentions are, we’d love to know them! Pick your preference in the poll below and feel free to share your reasons for why or why not in the comments.