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Wednesday February 22nd 2017
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PhoneBloks – the Future of Mobile.Motorola to build modular phone


PhoneBloks is a company which came up of a different concept for mobile phone development


We all love our Samsung galaxy or iPhone. All these phones has a warranty period of 1year. After that if something happens we are forced to throw away the phone.

Or the company might be coming up with a new model, just by upgrading a few parts. And we have to spend another 10,000 to 20,000 to buy the new one.


Phoneblok is made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it; if it’s getting old just upgrade.


It’s like an app store for hardware. In the store you buy your bloks, read reviews and sell old bloks. Small and big companies develop and sell their bloks. You can buy a pre-assembled phone or assemble it yourself by selecting the brands you want to support. The choice is yours.

Motorola join hands with PhoneBloks


Motorola, now owned by Google, have been working on a similar idea for a modular phone called Project Ara. Motorola share PhoneBlok’s vision that a mobile phone should be open source, designed to last and made for the entire world. The company will be reaching out to developers to start creating Ara modules, and expects the developer’s kit to be released in alpha this winter; interested parties can sign up to be an “Ara Scout” now.


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