Motorola CEO talks about Project Ara (aka Phonebloks) and the future of Moto Maker
Woodside is especially excited about Phonebloks because of the potential for component makers. Right now, there are "a bunch of companies involved" for component production, but "it's hard right now" for them because they are limited in who they can work with. Component makers have to sell to hardware partners, but Phonebloks would allow those component makers more options to sell directly to consumers.
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I truly support this 100%. Moto can pull this off sooner or later.
2. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Unless they get sued by entities we shall not name directly but who all are aware of. Watch as patents start getting filed by said entities to block this asap while never acting on the patents they hold in terms of actually producing something mentioned in said patents.
4. mcshank (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)
From what I have been reading, alot of the patents are already covered and honestly, when was the last time we saw much news of the so called "Company" that you wont name sue or take action against Google since Moto is no longer a stand alone.
I want to make my own phone since some of the phones/companies I want to come to the US on all carriers dont due to costs or dont see it being as profitable...: (
9. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
Phoneblock is the complete opposite of what apple think it's right on hardware department.
5. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 915; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Me too, i see too many times the word "innovation" thrown out by certain companies who instead of making innovation they make evolutionary stuff.
This is what i call innovation, completely new concept in the category established, i applaud Motorola for trying to make this concept alive!
10. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)
lol, even PA say that apple digital scanner is inovation...
8. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
I honestly think this is a step that could help Motorola return to greatness. And I hope it pans out.
3. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
The power to make an ultra budget phone, an ultra high-end phone, or something of a mix between the two! I love the the component style of pc's and something like this needs to be done!
6. Stuntman (Posts: 784; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I'm hoping I can make an ultra, high-end phone with a landscape slider keyboard.