Subject: General Tech | August 12, 2015 - 01:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ubuntu, smartphone, HPSA+, Aquaris E4.5, Aquaris E5 HD
The new Ubuntu powered Aquaris E4.5 and the Aquaris E5 HD are now available but thanks to North America's carriers not supporting HPSA+ properly, or in many cases at all, the best you could hope for on this side of the pond is a 2G connection. They chips inside the phones are quad-core ARM Cortex A7's running at 1.3GHz with Mali 400 graphics. The E5 has a 5" screen with a resolutions of 720 x 1280, the 4.5 is 4.5" in size with a 540 x 960 resolution. Overall the specs are not awe inspiring and the prices of roughly $190 and $220 seem a bit high but are certainly lower than what you would pay for a new Samsung or Apple product without a contract. If you are interested then follow the links from The Register to order one.
"In a Tuesday blog post, Ubuntu maker Canonical said that BQ, its Spanish hardware partner, has opened a new online store where customers around the world can order the Aquaris E4.5 and the Aquaris E5 HD, the two current Ubuntu models."
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