• Puzzlephone

    by Published on 01-05-2015 12:12 PM
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    The year 2015 promises to be really exciting for new technologies that will appear on the market. Such hi-tech industries as robotics and 3D-printing has truly popped out of the shadow. Drones for quick delivery of goods are becoming extremely popular. There are many other cool things as well. This has become possible as the production costs of the next-generation devices for mass consumers are dropping rapidly. This trend leads to even newer technology niches. One of such niches is modular smartphones. But it’s not just smartphones, let’s think beyond these boundaries – the niche will cover all mobile devices and gadgets with replaceable parts.

    The idea of the modular smartphones is to upgrade or replace the phone’s parts individually according to user’s needs and preferences. Such parts might include a camera, processor, internal storage, battery, screen and all kinds of sensors. This in turn will save a lot of money for consumers, because there will be no need to buy a new device should you want to keep up wtith the trend. Several years ago only a few developers could see the future for such idea. By now almost all experts agree that modular devices will soon be part of a new highly demanded market. Companies that will present first functional modular phones are surely to become true pioneers of the modular era.

    Let’s take a brief look at some of these companies’ projects. ...
    by Published on 01-02-2015 10:59 AM
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    Puzzlephone, which is expected to hit the market in 2015, is another modular cell phone designed by Circular Devices, a relatively young Finnish company based in Espoo, the hometown of Nokia.

    Right now Puzzlephone is in developing stage as well as Google‘s Project Ara. Both phones are the pioneers of the upcoming era of modular phones, and is likely to be expected the most discussed phones of the next year. But there is one conceptual difference between them. While Google’s device will have up to 10 parts and a base panel, the Finnish phone will be made up of only three major components. They are the “Spine”, the “Heart”, and the “Brain” of the phone. ...