The world's first Ubuntu phone BQ Aquaris E4.5: Unboxing and Hands On

After years of development, Cannonical is ready to debut Ubuntu on phone, and that phone will be Spanish BQ's mid-range Aquarius E4.5. The world's first Ubuntu phone will be made commercially available in Europe on Feburary 9th for €170 through a web store that will be announced on the @Ubuntu Twitter handles within the next week.

The first Ubuntu phone will feature a 4.5-inch display with an unimpressive resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, an unspecified MediaTek quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a generous, 5-megapixel selfie shooter. As for the software, it is primarily gesture-based. The OS' main differentiating point is its hard-coded ability to provide you with relevant contextual information, including reviews of nearby places, news, and the like.