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Old 10-29-2013, 09:28 PM
Location: 92037
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Originally Posted by adyn View Post
While it is somewhat similar to phonebloks, it's not going to hit that mark. The only parts you'll be able to replace are things like battery and memory (size, not type, of course) and maybe not even that, the SoC is still soldered to the board and the board is still HIGHLY unchangeable. It is not and will not be a breadboard style "stick whatever you want in whatever configuration you want" type of device.

People think "oh great, I can now just upgrade parts of my phone when it gets slow!" but you can't - you can REPLACE them if they break and you can expand them if you want a bigger battery or something like that, but you can't upgrade the speed of the RAM or CPU, it'll still be the same old phone and after 2 or so years it'll be irrelevant just like every other phone out there.

It's still a decent marketing concept and if moto does it correctly they'll make a decent amount of money on it but I do not think this is indicative of "the next big thing."
Well they are working with phonebloks on this. So I am curious what aspects will be interchangeable.
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