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Motorola and 3D Systems team up to build the Ara modular handset

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Motorola and 3D Systems team up to build the Ara modular handset - read the full textWhen it got announced by Motorola late last month, Project Ara captured a great deal of attention by showcasing a modular smartphone concept which allows users to replace specific parts of their device. Today, the concept came closer to reality, as Motorola and 3D Systems announced a partnership to...


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chill, guys. maybe the person must be referring to this one

who knows if an el cheapo disposable galaxy note can be found in china.

also, our local philippine tv is full of android ad products from companies i've never heard of in my lifetime. lol

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  • 2013-11-23 04:53
  • v0qG

I believe this would be what most people would like... maybe not in this method but close enough. But I would rather have this design.

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  • 2013-11-23 04:45
  • 0cKS

This is the typical product that a year after launch will be found only in people's drawers, an expensive boring toy that you will not want to spend money on for upgrades.

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  • 2013-11-23 04:35
  • v0qJ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-22 23:44 from GT6G - click to readWho's bias ?.

At least aim your comment at the correct person, and don't just fire it off in any direction you see fit, thus putting yourself in a position of accusing someone of being something they are not.

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  • 2013-11-23 04:17
  • nI55

maybe this thing will work better with windows platform... the reason being that we already slap together different components in a desktop windows computer and simply install the drivers and stop worrying about the optimizations or whatever..

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  • 2013-11-23 03:54
  • 6PIr

> In reply to bweber85 @ 2013-11-22 22:04 from RpLL - click to readi think the technology has already peaked, we are now at saturation point,candy bar style phones had their day, touch screen phones have had their day and now its time to think about something else (from a design point of view) i like the idea of modules but the problem would be getting developers on board, i also still think you can make a very decent design finish modular phone with nice materials and build structure, i would like to have choice in the modules i bought i.e camera, storage, processor etc. from multiple developers rather then 1 set of blocks for all.

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  • 2013-11-23 03:18
  • 3W9V

small fall and " f**k! where is part of my phone ?!"
"anyone see my procesor ?!?"

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  • 2013-11-23 02:47
  • Jy8w

Now this is real innovation; not what the crap that Apple claims to be innovation.

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  • 2013-11-23 01:42
  • vm8d

i wonder if it would give the option for UI too because although i love the idea of taking parts out and replacing them, the motorola UI has never been unique

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  • 2013-11-23 00:33
  • qMF$

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-22 22:34 from P@1G - click to readQuite a stupid comment to make for several reasons.

A phone being modular means components in the phone can be customized and swapped meaning it may be individually customized and less likely the entire phone will be throwaway.

Also, where do you get your source that motorola make a new model high end phone every week? What I know is they only release about 5 new models this year.

Who throws away high end Android phones? You?

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  • 2013-11-23 00:20
  • 9ExU

this got future! i hope so much that this will come.

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  • 2013-11-22 23:48
  • per5

And When motorola will finish and release it Apple will sue them for Copycat the Design.

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  • 2013-11-22 23:47
  • S0Cm

> In reply to Trooper @ 2013-11-22 23:33 from nI55 - click to readNever said it did, just point out your bias - enough said.

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  • 2013-11-22 23:44
  • GT6G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-22 23:10 from GT6G - click to readBut iPhones don't run Android, So your comment bears no relation to the comment you responded to.

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  • 2013-11-22 23:33
  • nI55

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-22 22:34 from P@1G - click to readMaybe no insult was intended but it certainly was biased.

The most expensive phones built in Chinese sweatshops are Apple iphones.

Google it if you don't believe.

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  • 2013-11-22 23:10
  • GT6G

Ever heard of Phonebloks?

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  • 2013-11-22 23:07
  • 9DR4

what about the battery? how will it be fitted? will it be big enough to go through the day?

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  • 2013-11-22 23:04
  • ajZF

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-22 22:34 from P@1G - click to readWhat do you mean by that? exactly? Chinese throwaways?

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  • 2013-11-22 22:59
  • Ycpt

Ha ha this one is copy to the
this one has created long back. ;)

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  • 2013-11-22 22:34
  • L1qX

> In reply to bweber85 @ 2013-11-22 22:04 from RpLL - click to readWhy build a modular phone when we could always have the weekly throwaway high end android phone from a random chinese sweatshop? (no insult was meant on this post)

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  • 2013-11-22 22:34
  • P@1G

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