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Ubuntu Edge breaks crowd funding record - SRK - 08-17-2013

Canonical's ambitious super phone Ubuntu Edge has crossed $10 million in pledges at Indiegogo.

The London-based developer, Canonical, has generated $10,288,472 (about £6.6m) in pledges, passing the record set by Pebble smartwatches last year.

But with six days of its campaign left the company is far from reaching its funding goal of $32m.

Canonical would have to return all the money if it does not reach the target.

The developer had said that if its campaign on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website was successful, it would aim to deliver 40,000 handsets to qualifying backers by next May.

The is supposed to have a 4GB RAM,128GB SSD storage, 4.5" Saphire Crystal HD display, fastest possible 4 core processor and ability to convert into a full fledged Ubuntu PC when docked.