Ever the showman, Shuttleworth has compared his vision of the Ubuntu Edge smart phone to Formula 1 racing cars to demonstrate the cutting edge nature of the device. It certainly is a sleek looking piece of hardware with excellent specifications. The project is to be crowdfunded by enthusiasts and mobile computing professionals to the tune of $830 per unit, including shipping if you live within the US or the UK. Outside of those a $30 shipping and handling fee applies. the first handful were offered at a discount price of $600 to get the ball rolling. At the time of writing $3.7 million had been raised, with 29 days to raise the $28+ million balance. Special multiple and corporate deals are also available.