Get over flash sales: Ubuntu lets you buy Aquarius E5 no matter where you live

The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquarius E5 will be made available 'wherever you live'.


The Ubuntu-powered BQ Aquarius E5 will be made available 'wherever you live'. This means, the e5 will be the first Ubuntu phone to be available in the Americas, Australia, Africa and also some Asian countries.

BQ announced in a Google+ post"Now you can buy our Aquaris Ubuntu Edition wherever you live!  http://store.bq.com/gl/."

Priced at €199.90 that is approximately Rs 13,800, the device sports a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 display. It comes with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of  onboard storage, expandable microSD card slot and powered by a 1.7GHz, quad-core Mediatek chip.

"It will be largely useless on US carriers. The phone has no LTE, and its HSPA+ antennas essentially do not support the frequencies used by AT&T or T-Mobile. That means you'll be stuck on EDGE, which, in 2015, is close to having no mobile data at all. If you live outside the US, be sure to check to see if your carrier supports 900 and 2100MHz HSPA+ before you buy," points out TheVerge.

The Ubuntu-based Meizu MX4 supports US frequencies and could be made available in the US in the near future.

While flash sales took the Indian mobile market by storm, looks like, offering an open sale seems like an upcoming trend now.

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