I wanted a Ubuntu Edge... I like how it could be docked and used like a regular system. It is kind of a toy right now but it is still pretty cool. Even the design of the Ubuntu Edge made it look good and Shuttleworth said unless you carry diamonds around in your pocket you were not going to scratch the screen.
Seemed like a pretty high quality device that some time and thought went into. The gestures the phone recognized was pretty interesting also.
I believe the Ubuntu Edge will succeed in time, the concept is nice. The current cost to start up manufacturing is high but over time the cost could be reduced. The interesting thing about the Ubuntu edge was how powerful such a compact device could be. I would really like to have the ability to take my computer anywhere and the Ubuntu Edge might be an easy way to do it.
In my opinion using one device that could do so much and be so compact is amazing. A cell phone does not use very much electricity, so such a device could be a big cost saver and businesses might also like this portability. My wife uses her cell phone a lot and she would benefit from a device like the Ubuntu Edge, she likes smaller less clunky devices and she moves to different rooms sometimes.
Mint has the Mint Box and it is pretty cool too! The Mint Box is pretty compact and you get a full featured modern looking desktop with it. Clem is not currently working on mobile devices, he is keeping the traditional desktop alive with style and out of the box functionality. You can get a lot of things done on a computer that you know is going to have excellent hardware support and the Mint Box has that at a more reasonable cost than some other competing products. Small devices are desirable and the Mint Box and Ubuntu's mobile technology are certainly trying to meet this need in the market. I like where technology is heading, small and portable seems like a good idea right now.