When Mark Shuttleworth decided to create Ubuntu, his ambition was not only to make Ubuntu become the most popular Linux distro but also a major player in the Operating System market. With the current success of Ubuntu, you can make a safe bet that there will be more and more Ubuntu gadgets around in the near future.
NexCrea a subsidiary of Kosmaz Technlogies, a Walnut Creek, CA based VOIP provider has launched a marketing video on Youtube showing itself as one of the first vendors to offer the much anticipated Ubuntu on Android technology. The NexPhone is a smartphone that runs Ubuntu for Android, which can transform into a tablet, PC, or laptop by ‘docking’ the device to different hardware components.
The idea is actually not new. Many other manufacturers have used this concept before. You can find the similarities in the PadFone of Asus, or the Atrix of Motorola … However, the NexPhone will offer you a better style.
According to what is said in the advertising video, “NexPhone is the only smartphone you will ever need in the future, which becomes a Tablet, Laptop or PC”. To be able to do the transformations, there are 4 separate parts to the Nex concept. NexPhone is the core of the concept, which plays the role of the operating system and all processing power, data and files will be handled by the phone.
To transform the NexPhone into a Tablet, Laptop or PC, you will need an additional dock. The combination of the NexPhone and the NexTablet Dock will create a Tablet. When you use the NexLaptop Dock, you will have a Laptop and with the NexMonitor Dock, you will have a PC desktop.
Here are the consumer prices for each device:
$499 for NexPhone + NexDock
$149 for NexTablet Dock
$199 for NexLaptop Dock
$199 for NexMonitor Dock and a keyboard and a trackpad