Rumor: A third Ubuntu Phone is in the making

The first ever Ubuntu Phone, BQ's Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition, went on flash sale today. But the limited stocks were sold out in a matter of hours. But don't worry, you'll witness more flash sales in the coming weeks (Subscribe and we'll keep you updated).

And there's more. According to Cristian Parrino from Canonical, Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition would probably go on sale like BQ Aquaris in March or April and then there is a third manufacturer (which won't be named now due to obvious reasons) whose version of Ubuntu Phones are already in the making.

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US launch of a new Ubuntu Phone likely by the end of this year!
A seasoned Ubuntu enthusiast, Sujeevan Vijayakumaran, got to meet Cristian Parrino from Canonical during the sidelines of Ubuntu Phone Insider Launch Event. The short interview resulted in many striking revelations by Canonical's mobile phone division VP.

Among them, the most important one was the fact that Canonical is indeed planning to launch an Ubuntu Phone in US by the end of this year. Also, a third mobile phone manufacturer, apart from Meizu and BQ, is actively pursuing its version of an Ubuntu Phone. Excerpts from the interview:
  • About the release dates of Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition:
"....we're in February, so I think the best-case scenario is next month. What definitely is going to happen next month is that we will show the Meizu devices at MWC in the first week of March. We don't know yet for sure but we are hoping that we can sell those devices in March as well. It could be March, it could be April."
  • About the third manufacturer and the release of Ubuntu Phone in US:
"I would say before June we will probably name another manufacturer for a market that we haven't yet touched. That means it's a market where we haven't yet offered a solution - it's the US. So we hope to announce something for the US in the next six months."

Read the full interview in Sujeevan Vijayakumaran's blog. I'm more excited for the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition for now because, from the initial looks, it seems to have a superior hardware when compared to BQ's Ubuntu Phone. As an Ubuntu enthusiast, wonderful times ahead!