The //MODU Mobile Phone Can be Gradually Upgraded Piece by Piece

 - Nov 3, 2011
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It's a shame how many perfectly good electronics are simply discarded the moment that a new model hits the market. It would be intriguing to see how this //MODU Mobile Phone concept might alter the production of e-waste, if not save countless consumers a bit of money.

This proposal by Aris Stathis explores the convertibility of smartphone hardware that allows individual parts to be swapped out one by one as soon as improvements are made to the previous design. Perhaps the screen or the entire back plate of the device could be upgraded to adhere to changing aesthetic preferences or to simply replace broken pieces. You wouldn't have to pay for a whole new cellphone. The //MODU Mobile Phone might even benefit service providers, by encouraging customers to hang onto their handsets for longer and consequently stick to their contracts.