Well it has been a small eon since we had a blog but we are in the process of keeping this more current and up to date.
Our main goal going forward is to highlight changes we see in technology and add our own input on new things up and coming…
So to start we would like to highlight an incredible new “paradigm” / “product” that we saw the other day and wondering what the impact will be on the world!
Maybe you have heard about it and maybe you haven’t but be sure you will soon… its called:
“PhoneBlocks” / “Phonebloks”
Phonebloks is a concept of Dave Hakkens for a modular smartphone.
Great concept with having the main board or core of a phone the same and then allowing you to customise and personalise it to what you want.
Ultimately it is a phone that you plug and play items and features on just like lego… imagine this… you suddenly need wi-fi or 3g, no worries you just plug it in! There is then a new speed upgraded chip that is launched, you just buy that component and plug it on and all done!
Another non technical use that I know a lot of people would relate to… you crack your screen? No problem, just clip off the old one and replace it with the new one.
Knowing the trends with people wanting to customize their own products like phones with covers etc I think there is a huge market for people to create sexy designed shells for these products and allow each persons phone to be unique to their personality.
To read up more about it visit their official website: http://www.phonebloks.com/
Interesting Articles about it:
- CNN – http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/19/tech/innovation/phonebloks-the-smartphone-for-life/index.html?hpt=te_r1
- Wikipedia – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonebloks
- GizMag – http://www.gizmag.com/phonebloks-concept-modular-smartphone/29084/
This is definately something to look out for… our only fear is that in most situations when you plug and play items the previous version had software or settings that would conflict and stop it from working… a lot like when you upgrade your Phone or Tablet to a new OS ultimately things like Apps stop working.
On a positive note… I have 1 HTC, 2 Blackberries and 2 ipod touches that sit in my drawer and I cant do anything with it, so I would love 1 solution that allows me to not waste more money on technology that quickly goes out of date.
We look forward to this coming out and seeing where the technology goes.