engine - 5:22 pm on Jul 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
Interesting, if they do achieve the figure they're after. Later, they will need a whole lot more to get the system marketed.
The developer of the Ubuntu operating system has turned to a crowdfunding site in an attempt to launch a handset pre-installed with its software.Ubuntu Mobile Operating System Seeking Crowdfunding [bbc.co.uk] London-based Canonical is seeking to raise $32m (£20.8m) over the next 30 days to produce 40,000 devices.
To succeed it needs to raise several times more cash than any other crowd-financed project has done before.
However, one market watcher said even if succeeds, the mobile OS would probably still struggle to gain ground.