The first smartphones running the Ubuntu operating system will cost between $200 and $400, said Mark Shuttleworth. During an interview, Canonical's founder confirmed that their goal is to produce mid-range and high-end devices with affordable prices.
The company plans to produce handsets that can act as a smartphone and also work as a PC when plugged into the monitor. They are now working with Meizu and BQ to produce Ubuntu Touch handsets that should arrive later this year.
"We're going with the higher end because we want people who are looking for a very sharp, beautiful experience and because our ambition is to be selling the future PC, the future personal computing engine."