Another would be iPhone Killer?

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So every non-android or non-Apple phone is doomed because WebOS failed? I think there's a market for a Linux phone.
I don't think a Linux phone will have the broad consumer appeal of an iPhone or Android phone.

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It might do as well as Linux distros do on PCs - no where near as well as OS X or Windows, but still a viable market.
 

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I don't think a Linux phone will have the broad consumer appeal of an iPhone or Android phone.

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Oh, I wasn't implying that. I agree that it won't be anywhere near as popular. But that doesn't mean it will fail.
 

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But in regards to the thread title - Why does everything new have to be an "iPhone killer"? Does a platform have to surpass Apple to be successful?
 

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But in regards to the thread title - Why does everything new have to be an "iPhone killer"? Does a platform have to surpass Apple to be successful?
Yes it does, in my opinion, Apple is the gold standard.
 

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A few tech-heads will slobber over it, buy it, and watch as the product dies on the vine.
yeah.

"...capable of running a full-fledged Ubuntu desktop operating system alongside Android."

Honestly, W(hy)TF do you need Android AND Ubuntu on a phone, apart from geek bragging rights?
 

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Umm, Android is a Linux fork.

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So to name a few features, it has the fastest multicore processor available, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, an HD sapphire crystal display, stereo speakers, dual-LTE, NFC, 8 MP low-light camera, 2 MP front camera, fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked, it dual boots Android and Ubuntu and it's unlocked.

Not bad.