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I am a tech savvy and a self-proclaimed Apple fan boy (I have an HP laptop with an Apple sticker on the cover!😁 Hahaha.) The latest iPhone made me drool but let’s face it, the price is way expensive especially for a fresh grad like me heck, I doubt a regular salaryman would find it cheap.😑

As I surf youtube for a hands-on review of the new Apple phone, I came across this video introducing a concept of a new phone, Phonebloks. I may say the idea is really good but I’m skeptic that the mainstream phone companies would like to “share profit” and cut out competition.

I’ll be blogging more info about Phonebloks later

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Google’s Project Ara smartphone will begin pilot testing in Puerto Rico in 2015

Remember that Phonebloks thing we were all pumped for in the fall of 2013?  The designer behind it worked with Motorola (later Google) to make that concept a reality: Google’s Project Ara.

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Modular Phones Market is Estimated to Reach $80 Billion Per Year by 2018

By Alex Ray - ModularPhonesForum.com

Google’s vision of inexpensive smartphones made up of a set of modules is getting closer to reality. The company will start selling its first modular phone in Puerto Rico later this year. Recently Google held a conference, where developers were given technical instructions and specifications for creating modules. Furthermore, they even revealed the module design and packaging concepts. The details spread very fast, making modular concept popular on social media and development platforms. So, it’s the right time to begin forecasting the popularity and sales of such devices in the coming years.

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Have you heard of Phoneblok? 

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Brilliant idea worth sharing; phones made to support a waste reducing system and designed to fight planned obsolescence!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDAw7vW7H0c

This is AMAZING!

An Update on Blocks

By: Hakeem Javaid, Blocks

BLOCKS, the modular smartwatch, showcased alongside Intel at this year’s CES event, the biggest tech show in the world! I cannot express the many gasps of realisation we heard as tech enthusiasts grasped the awesome possibilities of modular technology. Oh, and the big companies that came by? Well, let’s just say there are some big names in the tech world interested in building BLOCKS…WOOP!

However, the best meeting we had actually took place the following week at the world-famous Googleplex; Google’s HQ in California. We sat down with Paul & Anil from the Project Ara team, excited to talk modularity! It was awesome meeting the team building the modular smartphone. What really got me was Paul’s interest at possible cross-compatibility of modules between their modular phone and our modular watch! This is definitely something we’re going to be looking into…these two devices would make a perfect match. As soon as Anil passed me the Ara prototype, I just had to take a photo of it alongside the BLOCKS prototype!

Currently, our team is putting a lot work behind the connectors between the BLOCKS, focussing on making it stronger, waterproof, and a lot more durable. We’re still aiming for a Kickstarter to take place in June/July this year, and there’ll likely be some collaboration between BLOCKS and Project Ara going forward, so keep an eye on updates from our awesome supporting partner, Phonebloks!
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A lego phone which is right to suite me. 

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VIA Phonebloks.com:

Phonebloks is made of a user chosen amount of detachable ‘bloks’. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks or has become out of date, you just can easily replace it!

Now, i’m not sure why this hasn’t been a thing on Tumblr yet, because this is REALLY cool and could really do some good for the environment by cutting down on electronic waste! A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete, and because of this there’s A LOT of electronic waste going on. This could be a part of the solution :)

 

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Phonebloks?
Yes! Please!

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Phonebloks

Even if everyone on Youtube is some sort of mechanical/electrical engineering genius and seems to think this will never work, I think that this idea is one that should be shared and spread around! With the right minds, I think it could be within our grasp!