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Ubuntu phone release date, price and specs: BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition incoming

Jim Martin | Feb. 10, 2015
After one of the longest waits for a smartphone ever, the Ubuntu phone is here. Here's what you need to know about the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition release date, price and specs.

One of the big differences between Ubuntu phone and Android, iOS and other mobile operating systems is that it's designed to work like a desktop OS when connected to a big screen. Instead of mirroring the screen when you plug in an HDMI cable, you'll dock your phone with a monitor, keyboard and mouse and get a mouse pointer so you can use the OS like Ubuntu on a PC or laptop.

According the Shuttleworth, this makes Ubuntu phone a proper personal computer where Android is not. He also said Ubuntu phone wasn't aimed at iPhone users, who have an "emotional connection" with the ecosystem.

BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition specifications
MediaTek 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor1 GB RAM8 GB internal storagemicroSD (up to 32 GB)4.5in qHD screen (540 x 960)8 Mp BSI rear camera5 Mp front cameraDual-SIM (micro)Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth 4.02150 mAh battery67 x 137 x 9 mm123 g

 

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