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The Phonebloks concept: a smartphone comprising modular bloks for all the various components
A Phonebloks handset would comprise modular bloks attached to a universal base
Phonebloks would have a decidedly industrial design aesthetic
One obvious question still needing to be answered about Phonebloks is, what operating system would it run?
Phonebloks is a conceptual smartphone comprising modular components chosen by the consumer
Phonebloks components would all fit together snugly on the universal base
The Phonebloks bloks would be sold through the Blokstore, a kind of app store for hardware components
We live in a throwaway society, where products often aren't made to last long, and generally aren't easily fixable. Smartphones are a case in point, with the average handset being replaced by its owner within two years. And when that happens, the whole thing is trashed intact and replaced with another, slightly better, model. With the Phonebloks concept, Dave Hakkens plans to change this short-term way of thinking about gadgets.
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