Phonebloks, the new generation of Smartphones.


Ever wondered a having a smart phone designed in a way that you can replace it's compon
ents or upgrade it to suit your needs?. Ok let's say the screen of your phone has cracked you need not buy a new phone or need the services of a repairer to fix a new one for you. You just have to get a new screen, remove the cracked one and replace it yourself.
Kwesi loves taking pictures and his phone's camera doesn't provide him with the quality of pictures Kwesi wants. With Phonebloks, all Kwesi will do is to take his camera out and replace it with a new one that suits him. No need for him to get a new phone!!.

Phonebloks is a modular smartphone concept created and designed by the Dutch designer Dave Hakkens, primarily to reduce electronic waste. it is notable due to the extent of its modularity and the attention and support it has garnered. By attaching individual third-party components (called "bloks")  to a main board, a user would create a personalized smartphone. These bloks can be replaced at will to replace a broken blok, to upgrade an existing blok, or to expand the functionality of the phone into a specific direction. Bloks would be available in Blokstore, "an app store for hardware", where users could buy new and used bloks as well as sell back their old ones.

It all started  when Dave’s camera broke and there was no means to fix it, he started thinking about how consumer electronics could be designed in such a way that would make them easier to repair, easy to upgrade. In essence making consumer electronics longer lasting by ending planned obsolescence, at the same time as reducing electronic waste. Modularity was and still is, the answer. Beginning with one of the fastest growing electronic waste streams, mobile phones, Phonebloks was given birth to..

 The modular smartphone is scheduled to be released in January 2015. You can watch the Demo on Youtube or visit Phonebloks's website for more updates. Until now we only have to wait for its release!.


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