New cellphone concept lets you swap out, customize components
With desktop Pcs you could easily swap out the part that was broken, such as the hard drive or the processor. But with smartphones (and tablets too), that really isn't an option.
But a designer from Holland is trying to change that, with this new concept that would have us buying modular Lego-like cellphones.
And the idea is brilliant.
Phonebloks is a concept by a Dutch designer that splits up all the parts of your phone into blocks that can be easily swapped out whenever the need arises.
The idea also means you can pick and choose which blocks are part of your phone.
So, if you like taking great photos, you would buy the best camera module out there, and perhaps buy a less expensive processor. Or, if you like to keep lots of music on your phone, you could buy a big memory module and skimp on the camera.
And all of the different blocks connect together through a central board, held together with only two screws. Sounds super simple.