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This is an idea that I love on paper, but it just cannot work in practice.. The economics of the market don't allow for it. All of the interconnects would make a new telephone much more expensive, thicker, heavier, and very probably less reliable and less durable.
 
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PHONEBLOKS : IF this happen ,well you buy them??

A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it's often just one part which killed it we throw everything away since it's almost impossible to repair or upgrade.
 

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Re: PHONEBLOKS : IF this happen ,well you buy them??

It looks really nice! Hope you can choose what os you want to use too :grin:
 

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Re: PHONEBLOKS : IF this happen ,well you buy them??

Never. Form factor is disgusting, let alone this is an engineering nightmare lol
 

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Re: PHONEBLOKS : IF this happen ,well you buy them??

Wouldn't even consider it in that form. If someone could make an amazing Nokia like robust design while allowing this, sure, maybe then, but I guess it's obvious it won't quite happen in that form.
 

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I like it, depending os i would probably get this, although id like to know how this design would hold up to being dropped.. I can imagine all the little pieces coming off the base and flying in all directions. Maybe there could be a thin case to insure it stays together... Actually now im unsure of this design even more, still more innovative than iPhone!
 

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Re: PHONEBLOKS : IF this happen ,well you buy them??

It won't happen. Its an Open-platform and they are forgetting one major thing, Open platforms don't really make money. There might be a couple of exceptions to this but, Microsoft won't be on board, Apple definitely won't be on board, and I think the average person won't want to bother with this, they want a phone that just works without assembly. It seems more like a phone specifically for tech enthusiasts, but the maker of the video doesn't seem to understand much about engineering or the phone industry in general...
 

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Re: PHONEBLOKS : IF this happen ,well you buy them??

If it looks like that, no.

My idea would be a relatively easily opened phone, accessing different components which are modular and not soldered down. Not necessarily to the extent of the bloks shown.
Four screws off the back or a sort of sliding magnetic mechanism (something i though of), and voila, access to the battery, modular flash modules (although with some changes, because theft and potential data loss become a potential problem), modular everything hehe.
 

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Re: PHONEBLOKS : IF this happen ,well you buy them??

it could happen, but not in that form, think of the pc upgradable ram, cpu etc.
 

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That's a really cool video. Now, what would be even cooler, 3d printing my phone, and just put in the hardware myself, like people who make their own PCs.
 

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