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On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 7:55 AM, mike.v...@gmail.com
<mike.v...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 2017-01-13 4:56 GMT+01:00 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <l...@lkcl.net>:
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>> crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68
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>> On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 8:13 PM, Wolfgang Romey <h...@wolfgangromey.de>
>> wrote:
>> > I think my FairPhone 2, which I own for a month, is some kind of a
>> > modular
>> > smartphone.
>>
>>  it's not: they lied.
>
>
> If they're intentions were honest it's not a lie. It's just being naive.

 no, it's called lying.  or, at best, deceptive marketing.

> But all most parts are, user, replaceable. Which indeed does not make it
> modular, but serviceable.

 correct.

 if it was a truly modular design, the parts would snap or slide-lock
apart in some fashion, there would be a hardware and software standard
published, and the parts would be re-useble in future designs and they
would have PUBLISHED SOME INDICATION OF THEIR EXISTENCE already.

 so it's total horseshit and they know it.  they're not stupid: they
had enough people on their forums talk about dave hakkan's phonebloks
concept for them to have heard the word "modular" enough times.


> The biggest issue is that they've tied the modem and SIM directly to the
> rest of the system. It's a cheap decision. Which most manufactures have done
> unfortunately. [1]

 i told them that it's easy to get hold of a cheap 3G modem containing
a qualcomm MSM chipset.  they ceased communication shortly afterwards.

l.

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