Why should we not be angry about the failed campaign, and especially not angry about the missing intervention from Canonical, or even Mark Shuttleworth.
You do not have to be a prophet to see that the Ubuntu Edge campaign will not be backed by enough people. Only a big player with enough money and certainly a big interest in Ubuntu Phone can make the campaign a success. I can not imagine who that big player might be except one, Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical).
The Ubuntu Edge is based on Android and there a lot of smartwatches out there for Android. We asked our selves, if it might be a big problem to adapt those smart watches to Ubuntu Phone. We did not stopped here. We asked several companies making smartwatches (Metawatch, Sony, Agent Watches, Pebble, I’M Watch, Martian Watches) about their opinion and if they have any plans regarding Ubuntu Phone.
You don’t want to buy a mobile phone with cash in advance. But would you buy the Ubuntu Edge in may 2014, if the phone would be ready to ship with the promised specifications, or would you buy another phone with comparable specs and another OS?
We have only some days left to make the Ubuntu Edge campaign a success. There are a lot of articles and blog posts written to convince people to back the campaign. But words are not enough. We have to show people the future, if we are able to do so. If you have some Android device you can install Ubuntu Phone on you have to do it, and show it to your family, friends and coworkers. To install Ubuntu Phone got eaven easier.
It is not a question if there will be any other device comparable to the Ubuntu Edge. The question is when will such a device be available. But sooner or later we will have Ubuntu Phone on a device capable of running desktop mode like it was intended on the Ubuntu Edge.