First Ubuntu Phone, Aquaris E4.5 Hits in the “Coming Days”
We have played around with the iOS, Android as well as the Windows Phones; but we are still to experience how a Ubuntu phone would play out with Scopes.
It looks like the European consumers are not going to have to wait for much longer! Canonical and BQ have announced that their Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is finally going to be released in the “coming days.”
The smartphone will be sold through a number of flash sales across Europe.
Jane Silber the chief executive officer of Canonical believes that the launch of the first ever Ubuntu phone is going to allow for a much needed differentiation in the market:
The launch of the first Ubuntu smartphones is a significant milestone. The new experience we deliver for users, as well as the opportunities for differentiation for manufacturers and operators, are a compelling and much-needed change from what is available today. We’re excited that a rising star like BQ has recognised this opportunity and is helping us make it a reality.
Similarly, Cristian Parrino who is the vice president of Mobile at Canonical expressed the diversification that Scopes are going to bring to the smartphone market. in his opinion, Scopes are a much better tool to create mobile experiences as compared to apps that all other mobile phones have.
They are more engaging and simpler to incorporate for the developers, he says.
People will question the usability of Scopes since the product is going to be new in the market and hence, facing the risk of ending up with very less content. However, BQ and Canonical say that they have done their homework and that “a wealth of interesting, relevant and dynamic content” is going to be available when Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition hits the racks.
The Ubuntu phone is going to be a 4.5 inch dual sim with 8GB memory, MediaTek Quad Core Cortex A7 at 1.3GHz and 1GB RAM. Other than this, it will come packing a front and rear cameras with five and eight megapixels respectively.
While the official release date is not out yet, “coming days” suggests that it won’t be too long before the European customers can have it in their hands.
The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will cost you €169.90 ($190).