BQ starts global sales of Ubuntu smartphones

Tuesday 11 August 2015 | 16:00 CET | News
BQ has opened a global store for its smartphones running the Ubuntu operating system, expanding sales beyond the initial European launch earlier this year. The company offers two phones running Ubuntu, the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition and the slightly larger Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition. The first was launched in February in Europe and the second followed in June. BQ and Ubuntu developer Canonical noted that the phones may not be compatible in all countries with all networks, but the new storefront will still support shipments around the world. They said they aim to offer more Ubuntu phones

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Companies: bq / Canonical
Countries: World
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