The Ubuntu phone is real and going on sale next week

It’s been a long road, spanning more than two years of adversity, but Ubuntu finally has a smartphone to call home. It’s called the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and is built by Spanish company BQ. This little-known manufacturer of tablets and e-readers is adapting one of its Android handsets to run Ubuntu and selling it for €169.90 (just over $ 190) in a series of flash sales across Europe. It’s an unusual way to release a phone: followers of the @ubuntu and @bqreaders Twitter accounts will be the first to be alerted any time the Aquaris E4.5 UE becomes available to buy.

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