Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones Now On Sale Globally

Mobile market latecomer Canonical claims “latent demand” for its tardy but alternative smartphone OS has encouraged its OEM partner, BQ, to open up availability of its handsets to buyers anywhere in the world, not just in Europe.

The first Ubuntu-based smartphone launched in Europe this February, and was followed by asecond handset in June — also limited to European buyers.

The two Ubuntu phones — aka: the Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and the slightly larger Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition — which are both manufactured by Spain’s BQ, are now are available to buyers globally, via BQ’s store, retailing for €169.90 ($189) and €199.90 ($220) respectively.

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