Just like we can build PC's and Macs why can't we build our own phones? Make it bigger and badder than the iPhone or the latest Android device, and choose our own OS, maybe iOS, Android, Windows Phone or even Symbian if your into that. Why can't we though, this seems odd to me.
asked Oct 12 '11 at 14:07
DJ Scooby Doo
It would be good to make them more modular, eg with some of the sandisk mp3 players, you could buy a cheaper 2GB model, then spend $5 or so on a 16GB chip from ebay then take the mp3 player apart then install the new chip (and if you needed even more storage then you could buy a 32GB micro sd card if needed
While a modular design will make the device thicker since the connectors take space, it will allow the devices to not only be easier to repair, but also upgrade.
answered Oct 12 '11 at 15:55
Have you ever looked inside a mobile?
They are tiny!
The CPU in a PC can fit in the palm of your hand.
The CPU in a mobile fits on the tip of your finger.
The components are just too small to be fitted by humans.
answered Oct 12 '11 at 15:05
And why would manufacturers offer something easier to repair when they can charge you huge amounts to do it themselves, or sell you a new handset.
Sure the principle is nice, but there would have to be money in it. The money in PC's is in the components and the Software, not the assembly anymore as shown by the recent withdrawal by HP.
Manufacture of mobiles still makes money because it is not something just anyone can do.
answered Oct 12 '11 at 16:32