July 22, 2013

Ubuntu Edge Phone Emerges Ahead of 'Groundbreaking' Canonical Event

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Canoncial, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, looks set to become the latest software maker to launch its own smartphone. Renders of a device labelled "Ubuntu Edge" were shared on the company's website before an Ubuntu event later today. The images depict a harshly angular device with a distinctive wedge shape at the top, two volume keys, and a power key. There's also another key at the top, but it's not clear what that'll be for. There are no physical buttons for navigation — the OS is gesture-based, after all. Here's our early preview of the OS from Canonical's January launch event:

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