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First Ubuntu-powered Smartphone to Launch in Europe for €170

Posted on the 07 February 2015 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

Taking more than two years after the initial announcement of the operating system, Canonical is finally ready to release its Ubuntu Phone mobile OS to the market. The first device to carry the new OS will be manufactured by BQ, dubbed Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will cost €169 (~ $195).

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Sporting a 4.5-inch display, the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition gets powered by a 1.3Ghz MediaTek quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 8MP camera, dual-SIM support and of course the all new Ubuntu Phone OS with its unique Scopes.

“Ubuntu presents users with an entirely different way to engage with their devices – Scopes guide you to content you want – in the same way you think about it – to deliver a smooth, engaging experience,” says Cristian Parrino, VP Mobile at Canonical. “For developers, Scopes are a much simpler and more valuable way to build mobile experiences than apps – significantly changing ecosystem dynamics.”

Read Also: New MintBox Mini PC is Small Enough to Fit in Your Pockets

The BQ’s Ubuntu phone will be first released in Europe starting next week. Chinese smartphone maker Meizu also has plans to release an Ubuntu-based version of its MX4 phone. More details will be revealed next month at MWC 2015.

[Via: OMG Ubuntu / Ubuntu Insights ]
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