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From a technical standpoint, is "PhoneBloks" even possible?

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User Info: iscareu13

iscareu13
4 years ago#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDAw7vW7H0c

Coming from building custom computers and working with electronics all my life, I think this idea is really cool.

That being said, it doesn't look like it would actually be possible?

If this is possible, do you think computers will eventually move towards technology like this, especially tablets?

User Info: urtv

urtv
4 years ago#2
seems possible

User Info: fatali

fatali
4 years ago#3
Possible yes, but doable... I don't think so, it would disrupt the business scheme of all phone companies, they would make deals with any company that could make the parts needed for the blocks so they won't make them.
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User Info: Damaged7

Damaged7
4 years ago#4
Definatly a cool concept. Probably make running different apps a pain because everyones phone is gonna be different. Some are faster, some slower, some more powerfull.
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User Info: g7g7g7g7

g7g7g7g7
4 years ago#5
From an engineering standpoint it is possible.

From every other standpoint it is a total waste of time.

They will have a hard time getting a phone manufacturer to design and build and sell individual components specially designed to run on an open source platform rather than continue to promote their own whole handsets.With how complicated and interconnected through patent sharing building phones already is, this is a non starter.

It seems a ridiculous idea to reduce waste, what happens when phonebloks 2 comes out.
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User Info: CC Ricers

CC Ricers
4 years ago#6
Damaged7 posted...
Definatly a cool concept. Probably make running different apps a pain because everyones phone is gonna be different. Some are faster, some slower, some more powerfull.


That already describes the Android phones and their fragmented marketplace, both with the OS versions and the hardware running it.
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User Info: Slayn

Slayn
4 years ago#7
Just some guy wanting to make money, move along, nothing to see here.
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User Info: DerPancake

DerPancake
4 years ago#8
Slayn posted...
Just some guy wanting to make money, move along, nothing to see here.


Thats the point of coming up with new ideas...
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User Info: Solid_Fake

Solid_Fake
4 years ago#9
This or something similar to this will likely be the way of the future, at least for a few years.
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User Info: xanthan1

xanthan1
4 years ago#10
Slayn posted...
Just some guy wanting to make money, move along, nothing to see here.


Yes, because a guy can't want to make a phone easier to keep longer without it being horribly outdated.
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