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The idea of dropping my phone and having a memory block fly off in the middle of a write sounds amazing to me.

In all seriousness I think I am going to try to move away from smartphones... I hate being so accessible yet at the same time so non-personal.

Ouch... drop your phone in a crowded bar and pieces go flying...
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Ouch... drop your phone in a crowded bar and pieces go flying...

Or have a one year old throw it in a bathtub and rather than having a split second to pull it out you are screwed because there are gaps in every single spot that has a "modular" piece in it.

My wifes lumia 920 made it to the bottom and out just fine while checking facebook, but I don't recommend doing it.
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add the darn video to the OP!!
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post #44 of 79
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I think this could work and be awesome if it can become standardized and its what people want. If it fails I don't think it will be due to lack of engineering but do to lack of support/standardization.

The majority have already proven with they wallets that they care more about size rather than socketable system.

e. g. Non-user replaceable batteries.

Fixed, tongue.gif, and I like my brick of a laptop. It's heavy and my shoulder gets sore after a bit, but I like the space for any sort of hacking/modding projects I feel like doing. Removable ODD to HDD caddy? I could do it but have no use for now. I'm pretty sure I could get a low-profile Ethernet to wireless antenna and stick it somewhere in the case and then use the mPCIe slot for USB 3.0 ports or another SSD. And I'm in a very small minority, even in this community. I think that I've done more extensive upgrades than most of you guys have on my laptop (namely the improved airflow and upgraded CPU), and I accept that John Doe wants something lightweight and won't mess with this. The MacBook Air's battery and SSD make it an appealing lightweight and ultra-portable machine, but I like to tinker (and can't stand that Apple doesn't know how to cool a laptop).

iPhones are probably the best end-user phone, and that's because iOS is on so few different sets of hardware. Android has issues across some models (HTC vs. Samsung vs. Motorola) with apps' compatibility, while anything Apple can be run on most models. Now, PhoneBloks, while an awesome concept, would make Android look standardized. You're basically dealing with custom PC building, and each part must be compatible to the OS(es), other hardware, and, since it's a phone, FCC standards. Go to Newegg and look at all of the PCI(e) cards. Look at all of the 2 and 3 star average reviews. A lot of the time, even if the hardware is top-notch, the drivers fail if you have a 32-bit OS (even though it's supposed to be compatible) or it only works with pre-Ivy Bridge Intel (because the interface changed ever so slightly in the PCIe bus) or it isn't recognized by some newer motherboards or something stupid. Would I love to see this? Sure. Will I buy it? Nope.
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Please don't tell me that they are gonna patent it.Also i think it would be better if they add a back cover not only would it improve the aesthetics and further secure the parts it will also make it cleaner as you wont have to worry as much about muck getting in between all the parts.

This isn't software. They should patent it and make it free use like the ethical companies do.

Just don't let apple join in and patent it first and hinder proper competition.

Sent from my HTC One
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[quote name="DuckieHo" url="/t/1437903/motorola-motorolas-staking-a-claim-on-the-phonebloks-idea/40#post_21084827"]Ouch... drop your phone in a crowded bar and pieces go flying...[/quote]Or have a one year old throw it in a bathtub and rather than having a split second to pull it out you are screwed because there are gaps in every single spot that has a "modular" piece in it. My wifes lumia 920 made it to the bottom and out just fine while checking facebook, but I don't recommend doing it.

Or just give the phone a custom back plate and stop complaining tongue.gif

Sent from my HTC One
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Or just give the phone a custom back plate and stop complaining tongue.gif

Sent from my HTC One

I guess that would work, and you could use an o ring to seal it. Just adds more weight and size though.
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Or just give the phone a custom back plate and stop complaining tongue.gif

Sent from my HTC One

I guess that would work, and you could use an o ring to seal it. Just adds more weight and size though.

Please, you just KNOW that Otterbox is gonna make a case for it.
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Please, you just KNOW that Otterbox is gonna make a case for it.

An otterbox on a phone like this would not fit in a front pocket. And I for one am not willing to carry a manbag.
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An otterbox on a phone like this would not fit in a front pocket. And I for one am not willing to carry a manbag.
You could just switch to man jeans tongue.gif
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