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  Reply # 894781 12-Sep-2013 15:25
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Great idea in theory, BUT, I don't see it taking off.  These days peolpe like new things every year or two not an upgraded old thing.




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  Reply # 894784 12-Sep-2013 15:31
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Great concept

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 894787 12-Sep-2013 15:38
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Yeah, it's a good concept, though it will be imo a limited market. Like PCs have been for years, many people just want it to come out of the box and work - they won't want to have to figure out which wifi module to upgrade to etc. But there is a market for it, and I think it'd be great. OS wise, it'd mean a more PC-like requirement for driver compatibility etc, I think, too. Maybe it'll run Tizen ;)




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  Reply # 894886 12-Sep-2013 19:12
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Cute concept, I'm guessing they haven't looked into the feasibility though.

- So much of what we do with our phones is done with a single chip - to break this up into modules would take more space and power
- Talk of removing storage to fit a larger battery is ridiculous, the battery capacity equivalent to a microSD card and holder is virtually nothing
- The connectors and hardware to support the connection of all these distinct modules would use space and power

I feel like they have overstated the e-waste impact of phones - there are a lot of them but the volume is minute

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