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goldenface
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Posted: 2013-10-25 11:52
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A new mobile phone concept that would give users a chance to choose from a range of components, and replace or upgrade them when necessary, has generated enormous interest online. But could this sustainable, modular device ever become a reality?

Six months ago, the Dutch designer Dave Hakkens took apart his favourite camera.

"I noticed all these little parts," he says. "And everything was good except for the lens motor. That had broken."

But when Hakkens contacted the manufacturer to get a replacement motor, he was advised to just replace the whole camera. "With your bike you repair the tyre, you don't throw the bike away," he says. "But for some reason this is what we do with electronics."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24490331
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Posted: 2013-10-25 12:01
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I've seen a demonstration in a tv show. Great innovative thinking.
A dream phone for everyone.
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Posted: 2013-10-25 12:18
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He's absolutely right when he says "why throw the whole bicycle away just because the tyre has burst".

It would certainly solve a lot of problems.
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Posted: 2013-10-25 13:44
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Interesting concept. This would make the manufacturers to rethink why they should be releasing a "new" every X days.
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Posted: 2013-10-25 14:00
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I'm afraid to say this concept will not materialize at any rate, I've always been a DYI fan especially to my PC so this concept is great news to me but I doubt such stunning concept will ever come into fruition unless the world realizes the increasing problems in dealing with electronic waste, The modular nature of this device translates to thicker and heavier device just when slimness and lightness is all the craze at the moment
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hihihans
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Posted: 2013-10-29 19:28
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Their site is open now along with a presentation

Motorola and Google showed support.
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alenn
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Posted: 2013-11-01 13:06
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Nice!
Give it open source
hihihans
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Posted: 2014-10-30 22:54
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Update. Project ara is getting serious.
First working prototype is finnished.
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Posted: 2014-11-01 13:06
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At least something from them. Android is getting a bit boring, at least for me.
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