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Lego Type Phone

Postby Marty » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:47 pm

Hi, I read today on the BBC web site that, there is a movement trying to get together company's to make a phone you simply put together.

The concept if you believe it, leaves other phones for dead. In that if you need a bigger camera, add that block, if you need wifi that too and so on. It looks to good to be true, but it will get a lot of phone company's worried if it is.
What do you think, Marty
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Re: Lego Type Phone

Postby Solo » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:09 am

Seems like a terribly silly idea but a neat design project.
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Re: Lego Type Phone

Postby sparkart » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:01 am

I don't think it'll fly. Making a phone that'll be viable and attractive in the second-hand market doesn't most benefit the companies that manufacture the whole phone, who need to package everything together to make the most profit. Selling components piecemeal would be a revolution, but difficult. It offers perceived value to consumers, thinking they can more easily sell the used phone, but really, who buys used computers custom put together? They're a boutique item.

Like baking your own bread, maybe? You can make your own bread, make it without preservatives, less sugar, etc., but you'll save no money doing it.
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Re: Lego Type Phone

Postby dWhisper » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:46 am

That's not even the problem with it. For something like this to catch on, there are two major shifts that are required for this to be successful. First, consumers have to get over the use and replace mentality that we have right now with pretty much everything. Second, and much bigger, consumers will have to accept a larger and bulkier device.

The small form factors of today's phone isn't just a marketing gimmick, but a product of type integration of components on the device. Modularizing those components adds bulk, and without that tight integration, there's really no way to reduce size.
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