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Transcript of Phonebloks
What is Phonebloks?
Phonebloks, for now, is merely a concept. Thanks to the website Thunderclap, this concept has plenty of attention. The creator, Dave Hakkens, is using this publicity to show manufacturers that consumers are interested in a concept like this.
Phonebloks is a phone where lego-like pieces (Bloks) are all centralized on a main circuit board. These Bloks can be swapped in/out. The upside of this concept is that it will eliminate waste. If your phone breaks, you throw out the whole thing. If one Blok breaks you can just buy a new one and switch it out.
Phonebloks is part of the phone/mobile industry.
Who are Phonebloks targeted to?
Phonebloks is targeted to everybody who owns a mobile device. The idea is created by Dave Hakkens. Individual Bloks will be made by companies, for example, Harmon Kardon or Bose could manufacture the speaker for the mobile device. When building your Phone, the decision is up to you. Whether it is picking what parts, or who manufactures the parts.
Phonebloks is still a concept, so it doesn't have a release date. It doesn't have a price either.
It could possibly affect phone sales because people would just buy Bloks for their phone instead of buying a whole new phone. The Blokstore is set up just like the App Store, but for hardware. Third party companies can develop and build their Bloks for the platform. In the Blokstore they are sold and the money is divided between the companies and Phonebloks.
Where will Phonebloks be produced?
The creator of Phonebloks, Dave Hakkens, could possibly contact manufacturers and they could all work together to make this phone possible.
"The market of electronic devices is growing rapidly, but it feels like we are building disposable stuff. Every time we make something new we completely throw away the old one. Imagine all the good displays, bluetooths and speakers we have thrown away. I love the connected world that we live in and it's time to set up a universal modular platform that companies work on together." -Dave Hakkens
The main reason Phonebloks was introduced is to eliminate waste. It is only a couple of years before a phone breaks or stops working. Phonebloks is designed to last. With interchangeable parts you can switch out ones that aren't working, with ones that are, eliminating majority of the waste. Even if they are working, depending on your lifestyle you can switch it up on some days.
Going on a roadtrip and want your phone? Swap in a bigger battery.
Phonebloks might not make it to market, but we believe that this could be a great idea for the future market of mobile devices.
When will Phonebloks be released
How will Phonebloks work?
This technology works by having people and manufacturers make Bloks for this phone. Us, being the consumers, will buy Bloks for our phone and when they arrive just attach them. Just like LEGO!
This will affect future computing by making things more efficient for the enviroment, and could possibly be new gruondwork for microtechnology
Sources: Phonebloks site : http://www.phonebloks.com/